If you have a heart attack, heart failure or cardiac arrest while your cardiologist is out of town at a major industry conference, no worries--you're actually more likely to live. That is the conclusion of a study that appeared in the most recent edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
The Medicaid program may face its toughest challenge in 2015, when payments to primary care physicians are slated to drop an average of more than 40 percent, Kaiser Health News reported.
Palliative care--long thought of mainly as a precursor to hospice care for patients with terminal illnesses--is not just for the dying anymore, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Matters just keep getting worse for Veterans Affairs. The department continues to waste billions on elaborate, controversial projects even as it struggles to address urgent quality of care issues, according to a new CNN report.
In the modern healthcare industry, the role of the chief financial officer has become more complex, which requires the executive to possess several qualities, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
Two hospitals hope to manage community and population health with the principle of "food as medicine," according to ABC News.
Amid the recent controversy over whether the Veterans Health Administration accurately reported the number of patients who died waiting for an appointment, a new report from the Washington Free Beacon sheds some light on just how many patients have been harmed while seeking care at VA facilities.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) called for criminal background checks for nurses seeking licenses to practice in the state, according to the News Leader.
Eighty-nine new accountable care organizations will join the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a blog post this week.
They say you can't know where you're going until you know where you've been, so as 2014 draws to a close, let's take a look back at some of the top FierceHealthcare headlines that made it a year unlike any other.
More and more executives make their health a priority not only for their own good, but for the benefit of their careers, according to the Columbus CEO.
Despite progress in controlling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there is still substantial work to be done, said the first member of Congress to visit the virus zone during the epidemic, according to the Washington Times.
Following up on its investigation into poor patient safety and lax oversight at military hospitals, a new report from the New York Times reveals how the system itself is designed to discourage internal criticism and even punish those who point out problems in care.
None of Georgia's struggling rural hospitals have signed onto the state's plan to save money by scaling back operations, the Associated Press reports.
A study conducted at the Loyola University Health System's burn center intensive care unit found that three doctors, a dietician and a social worker are the most central players in regard to communicating about patient care.
A 10 percent reduction in emergency surgery for three common procedures could save healthcare providers $1 billion over a decade, according to a new study published in the Annals of Surgery.
Healthcare providers are ideally positioned to help stop the cycle of violence that claims the lives of 56,000 Americans every year, and more are starting to realize this fact, according to an article in Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.
More than 700 hospitals are set to have their Medicare payments lowered by 1 percent in the fiscal year 2015 due to failure to reduce hospital-acquired condition rates and meet patient safety benchmarks put in place by the Affordable Care Act.