A targeted intervention for high-risk heart failure patients increased medication adherence, but had little effect on hospital readmissions, a new study from Duke Medicine found.
TriHealth Evendale Hospital in Cincinnati doesn't have an emergency room or any doctors on its staff. Normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Yet month after month the 29-bed hospital consistently scores high marks for patient satisfaction, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Adults under the age of 30 are more than twice as likely not to have a primary care physician as their older counterparts, according to a new report by Vitals, a healthcare information website. Instead, they prefer to use alternative care facilities, such as retail health clinics and urgent care centers.
After protests and letters from national nursing organizations, along with a petition sporting more than 30,000 signatures, regarding its new reality show "Scrubbing In," MTV has agreed to make changes to the show to more accurately reflect the profession, the Los Angeles Times reported.
When incoming and outgoing nurses actively involve their patients in shift changes--a practice known as bedside handover--it can reduce medical errors and improve outcomes and patient experience, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
Reducing readmissions within 30 days may mean focusing on the whole patient, rather than just the person's symptoms and conditions that caused the original hospitalization, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
A new hospital initiative seeks to improve patient outcomes through international data-sharing, according to an article in the Guardian.
Baptist Health Systems, one of the largest healthcare providers in San Antonio, agreed to pay $3.67 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle whistleblower allegations it filed false claims for Medicare reimbursement.
California's Fair Political Practices Commission is looking into whether Kaiser Permante broke the law when it hired a former government regulator who spent years investigating the healthcare company, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Delayed care and waits have led to veteran deaths, specifically at Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., a trend the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has done little to address, according to a CNN investigation.
The transition from traditional fee-for-service healthcare to the value-based model may be disproportionately hurting safety-net hospitals, according to an analysis by Ashish K. Jha, M.D., a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates this week adopted new recommendations for creating payment mechanisms for physician-led, team-based health delivery models.
A new report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) examines the relationship between nursing and cleaning staff and its impact on infection control and patient care.
The Obama administration and insurers oppose a proposal that hospitals buy their sickest and poorest patients health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, in fear it would create even more difficulties in the new healthcare exchange, The Financial Times reported.
The percentage of Americans who believe it is not the government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare is at a record high, according to Gallup.
In response to the financial pressures facing hospitals, the non-profit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has altered its business strategy to operate more like a venture capital firm, Fortune reports.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates on Monday directed the AMA to urge Congress to repeal Medicare's payment formula, the sustainable growth rate,before the end of the year.
Fixes to the troubled HealthCare.gov website appear to be working and the error rate is now less than 1 percent, according to a key White House official. The system is currently handling 20,000 to 25,000 users at a time.
Some new moms are debating whether to room in with their babies after childbirth or have them placed in nurseries, a constant back-and-forth between hospitals and mothers who might want to rest or aren't breastfeeding their children, the Chicago Tribune reports.