Healthcare providers are always on the lookout for strategies to reduce preventable readmissions, and leaders at one of the nation's foremost integrated health systems say the answer lies in integrating provider and payer operations, according to MobiHealthNews.
California's nursing corps has a diversity problem, especially when it comes to African-American and Latina nurses, KQED News reports.
Nearly two-thirds of registered nurses older than 54 are considering retirement, and 62 percent of them plan to retire within the next three years, according to a soon-to-be-released survey by AMN Healthcare's Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals.
Despite the addition of thousands of new doctors and nurses, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says the number of appointments not completed in 30 days within the VA system has grown from 300,000 to nearly 500,000, according to the Associated Press.
Although the healthcare industry sees patient-centered care as the answer to reduce care costs and improve care quality, such a dramatic change in healthcare delivery can be a hard sell among patients, according to the Associated Press.
Healthcare providers are under increased pressure to take serious action against employee drug theft, according to the Deseret News, especially after the revelation that it may have led to nearly 5,000 patients in a Utah hospital being exposed to hepatitis C.
Any number of incidents can erode a community's trust in a hospital, from a nasty disease outbreak to a slow corrosion of the hospital-community relationship over time. But both types of lost trust can be repaired, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review.
Two New Jersey hospitals revised a strict social-media policy that could have had nurses in hot water for posting posts on Facebook supporting the nurses' union during contract negotiations, NJ.com reported.
Numerous healthcare providers are using travel nurses to fill staffing gaps as the job market reboudns, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
To truly embrace patient-centered care and improve the patient experience,hospitals need leaders who can combine humanized care and efficiency, according to a new survey.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center launched a new program to ensure that terminally ill patients have someone with them as they are dying, even when no relatives or family members are on hand.
A new study claims that recent fears of a shortage of residency positions for U.S. medical school graduates are unfounded.
Hospital evidence-based practice centers can help healthcare systems develop solutions before national guidelines exist, a study published by the Journal of Hospital Medicine finds.
Three organizations--all different types and sizes--prove that investments in population health management technologies result in improved care and outcomes.
Meaningful population health management will require deeper, further-reaching interventions to address social determinants of health, according to a new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Efforts to fight hospital-acquired conditions are succeeding, with the number of cases falling by 17 percent between 2011 and 2013, according to a study published this week by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
A rise in violence at hospital emergency rooms in the District of Columbia has led to the D.C. Hospital Association calling for more resources to protect healthcare workers, the Washington Business Journal reports
Participants in Medicare's Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program continue to dwindle, with two more announcing their departures even as the research finds the program improves care quality.
With no shortage of management and other consultants competing for lucrative healthcare consulting engagements, how are healthcare leaders supposed to know which firm is the best fit and will provide the best value?