It's not enough for a healthcare merger to go through on paper; to truly succeed with regard to patient satisfaction, the merger must create a new, company-wide culture, according to an article published by Becker's Hospital Review.
Scandals involving CEOs can impact the individual and a company or organization's image for years, according to a new study from Stanford University.
Nearly 10 percent of organ donors are the victims of a drug overdose, according to The Washington Post.
Less than a month after an independent panel called for major patient safety reforms at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center, the facility's leadership is undergoing the most drastic restructuring in more than five decades, according to the Washington Post.
Common indicators used to rate hospital safety may not accurately capture care quality, a new study suggests.
No hospital plans to find itself on the business end of a failing patient safety grade, but those that do should respond with a combination of accountability and transparency, according to Healthcare Finance News.
Healthcare leaders across the religious spectrum should consider their spiritual wellbeing to help deal with the stresses of the job and prevent burnout, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review.
Health insurers mislead patients by offering "affordable" premiums for policies that cover very little, according to a new nationwide poll of more than 1,900 emergency physicians.
A recent study published in The BMJ, which found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., has flaws that prevent the findings from being truly innovative, writes Vinay Prasad, M.D., in an opinion piece.
A pair of Georgetown University professors are calling on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to tackle what they're calling the latest looming medical emergency: yellow fever.
In an effort to improve healthcare quality, hospital leaders are increasingly referring back to malpractice claims to learn from their mistakes, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The nature of the hospital-physician relationship is in a state of flux that could create further instability for both hospitals and the broader healthcare industry, argues a blog post from Health Affairs.
As patient-centered medical care initiatives continue to take hold in the industry, better documenting patient experiences can offer needed insight for providers, a study published in Health Affairs has found.
Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia has introduced a new program aimed to promote safe newborn sleep, according to NJ.com. The "Baby Box" distribution program, one of the first distribution programs in the country, provides new mothers with essential baby needs.
The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday challenged healthcare organizations and innovators nationwide to design a medical bill that is easier for patients to understand.
Training the next generation of healthcare providers requires an understanding of how millennial values and favored approaches are transforming the industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
As America's drug abuse crisis intensifies, policymakers are entertaining an idea that in the past they would never have been considered: designated sites for supervised injection with doctors or nurses on stand by in case of an overdose or other medical emergency.
A new national study in England, published today in the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, says the death rate following a weekend hospital admission is higher only because the number of patients admitted to hospitals on weekends is lower.
In the wake of a new report that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., the American Nurses Association is urging healthcare professionals to keep safety in mind during National Nurses Week, which begins today.