The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new rule requiring manufacturers of over-the-counter antiseptic products used in healthcare settings to provide further documentation of their safety and effectiveness.
Medical school enrollment will rise 30 percent within the next five years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges' Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans.
A Michigan hospital system is taking both its emergency department and its care coordination strategies back to square one. Leaders at Grand Haven's 81-bed North Ottawa Community Health System are revamping ED services based on the sheer amount of patients who would be better served elsewhere.
A slew of new investigative reports from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General raise questions about why the agency waited to publicly disclose allegations of wrongdoing at the country's beleaguered VA hospitals, according to USA Today.
Patients who can't understand health information and are hospitalized for acute heart failure are more likely to die after discharge, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
The Leapfrog Group's latest hospital safety scores now allow users to see how facilities scored over time, and the data show that hospitals still have much room for improvement when it comes to keeping patients safe.
The University of Chicago's new Center for Care and Discovery plays host to the Hospital Microbiome Project, a three-year program in which scientists study how facility design and environmental factors affect patient-threatening bacteria.
To create effective compliance programs, healthcare providers and officials must focus on four major principles, according to new guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.
Over the past 10 years infection rates for the deadly superbug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) have been at their highest in the Northeast region of the United States and during the spring, according to a new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
As the issue of violence directed at healthcare workers gains ever more attention, research shows that nurses and doctors suffer some of the worst abuse at the hands of their own colleagues.
The healthcare industry currently uses thousands of measures to assess healthcare in the United States. But a new report reveals that providers only need to track 15 core measures or "vital signs" to determine progress.
While some hospitals use the old-fashioned concept of the house call to provide better post-discharge care, other organizations take the idea even further by treating certain patients entirely from the comfort of their homes, according to post on the New York Times' Well blog.
Healthcare's need to transition from volume- to value-based care models is a constant refrain in the industry, but the shift has hit a rough patch that demonstrates organizations can't achieve true reform until they change their cultures, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
Thirty million children 18 years old and younger are treated in emergency rooms each year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Some of the prevailing jargon in the healthcare industry suffers from confusion over what it actually means, according to healthcare expert Paul Keckley, Ph.D.
Though "surgery is an integral, indivisible part of healthcare," 5 billion people worldwide lack access to safe and affordable surgical care, according to a new commission from The Lancet.
Even as the White House has unveiled an aggressive, $1.2 billion plan to fight antibiotic-resistant infections, a new study suggests that U.S. hospitals don't do enough to prevent one particularly dangerous superbug from harming patients.
As incentives grow for hospitals and health systems to improve the patient experience, an increasing number choose to weave patients and families into their leadership structures, Kaiser Health News reports.
Nursing homes may edge out hospitals as the primary healthcare option for elderly patients, according to the New York Times.