8 most unhealthy healthcare jobs

Anesthesiologists have the most unhealthy healthcare job in the nation, according to a survey of jobs across muliple industries, including healthcare.

Many ERs don't give sexually assaulted teens recommended treatment

Children's hospital emergency departments often fall short in their treatment of teenage sexual assault victims, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

Report ranks the top innovators, concerns in healthcare

A new report ranks the nation's most innovative healthcare providers in categories such as leadership, boundary-pushing and overall vision, with industry giants such as Kaiser Permanente in California and the Cleveland Clinic leading the field.

Hospitals more prepared to handle Ebola but still lack resources

Nine in 10 infection control leaders say their organizations are better prepared than they were a year ago to care for a patient with a highly infectious disease like Ebola but more than half say they still don't have enough resources to support infection prevention programs

4 healthcare lessons from retail clinics

The success of the retail model can teach traditional providers a lot about modern healthcare, and in many cases, make their jobs easier. In this special reort, Fierce looks at four lessons from this growing market.

ERs on the critical list: Wait times get longer across the country

Emergency room wait times are on the rise throughout the United States in part due to more patients obtaining insurance under the Affordable Care Act and hospitals are pulling out all the stops to manage and treat patients sooner.

Stereotypes hurt female surgical residents' mental health

Stereotypes affect female surgery trainees to the point of hurting their psychological health, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Single patient rooms: Reduce hospital-acquired infections and care costs

Hospitals seeking to reduce the risk of infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus should look to an unlikely source: room design.

It's not too early to think about patient-centered care over the holidays

No one wants to be in the hospital over the holidays, but some hospitals take special pains to share some holiday cheer with their patients.


Newly insured and an improving economy have hospitals turning to contract nurses

Hospitals are increasingly turning to contract nurses from staffing agencies to fill in the gaps until they can hire permanent nurses, a trend triggered by higher patient loads under ACA and an improving economy.

8 features of successful chronic illness care models

Care models that successfully achieve the Triple Aim of improved care, improved health and reduced costs in treating patients with complex needs share several common features, including targeting specific patients, evidence-based care planning and educating patients on self-care, according to an issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund.

VA seeks to coordinate care with outside hospitals, clinics to meet veterans' care needs

The Department of Veterans Affairs will seek a new way to deliver care to veterans, including coordinating care with outside hospitals, clinics and doctors, according to Federal News Radio, which obtained an advanced copy of the VA's plan that the agency intends to send to Congress.

VA scandal: RNs leave program as demand for care grows

The Department of Veterans Affairs will need nearly 40,000 registered nurses in the next three years to meet the demands of more veterans seeking care within the system and replace retiring nurses, according to a new federal report.


CMS issues final payment rules for hospitals, physicians

The federal government has issued new guidelines under a final rule that clarifies when inpatient admissions will be covered under the "two-midnight rule."

4 guiding principles for managing an active-shooter scenario

Following four key principles--"avoid, deny, defend, treat"--will help hospitals deal with having an active shooter on site, a disaster preparedness expert told the American College of Emergency Physicians meeting in Boston last week.

Boston hospital's story-recording kiosk helps patients cope with illness

A Boston hospital is installing a story-recording booth to help critically ill patients share insight about their conditions and to harness the power of storytelling as a means of educating other patients and their families as well as to gain perspective and clarity about their own health struggles, according to Boston Public Radio.

CDC director: Healthcare must focus on 'pyramid' of population health

Healthcare providers must address several levels within a "pyramid" model to maximize public health, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention writes in a column for the New England Journal of Medicine.

DOJ settles with 450 hospitals for $250M over False Claims Act allegations

Nearly 500 hospitals in 43 states agreed to pay $250 million in settlements involving cardiac devices that were implanted in patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, according to the Department of Justice.

The 'CEO effect' overblown, researcher says

More than 70 percent of a chief executive officer's influence over a company's performance can be attributed to luck, according to a study published in the Strategic Management Journal.