Washington hospitals may have to submit their policies on end-of-life care and reproductive health services to the state Department of Health and also post them online in the wake of proposed state rules addressing religious control of medical services, according to the Seattle Times.
Healthcare reform, an aging population and a physician shortage are factors forcing hospital executives to rethink staffing, both inside and outside hospital walls, according to a panel discussion Tuesday during the U.S. News & World Report's Hospital of Tomorrow conference.
A $500,000 California Endowment grant will help television writers and producers incorporate Affordable Care Act (ACA) information into their scripts, targeting young, healthy Hispanics and other key demographics whose enrollment is crucial to healthcare reform's success, according to ABC News.
Researchers identified an imbalance in how Medicare allocates its $10 billion a year for graduate medical education (GME)--distribution that's crucial considering most medical residents practice near where they train
New research, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Policy & Politics, suggests that many common beliefs about "medical tourism" are incorrect.
Pennsylvania physicians, concerned with a state-wide shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds, have asked the state to establish a computerized tracking system so hospital emergency departments will know in real time the availability of inpatient psychiatric and detoxification beds, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Healthcare leaders discussed healthcare reform, the transition to value-based care and how to address the physician shortage Monday at the opening keynote session of U.S. News & World Report's Hospital of Tomorrow conference.
The Healthcare Association of New York State gave hospital graders a taste of their own medicine this week with the release of "HANYS' Report on Report Cards," which used nine criteria to grade 10 government and private organization-issued report cards, according to Kaiser Health News.
The best defense is a good offense and that's President Barack Obama's plan this week as he tries to deflect the continuing problems and mounting criticism of his administration's handling of the HealthCare.gov website by focusing on the benefits of healthcare reform and enrollment efforts, budget negotiations and the economy.
Whether it results from healthcare reform or from future growth in world demand for medical innovations, new information from the Congressional Budget Office indicates healthcare liabilities will be the main reason the federal deficit will rise faster than tax revenue, Forbes reports.
Simulation-based team training can improve medical and nursing students' team behavior, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
U.S. hospitals should follow Indian hospitals' example to cut costs without a decrease in quality, according to a Washington Post editorial.
Although the healthcare industry initially jumped on the ACO bandwagon to improve healthcare outcomes, lower costs and boost patient satisfaction, there has been little growth in new ACOs since September and it appears as if the downward trend will continue. In a Health Affairs blog post, David Muhlestein, Ph.D., director of research at Leavitt Partners, explains reasons for the decline.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants to see the documentation behind the fumbled launch of the HealthCare.gov website, and has issued a subpoena to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for answers by Nov. 13.
More natural light may reduce hospital patients' pain and help them sleep, according to a new study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Non-physicians--midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants--provide as good as care as physicians and in many cases patients like them better, according to a new study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
A proposal by two Congressional leaders would gradually phase out fee-for-service Medicare payments to doctors, Bloomberg reports.
In my last blog post, I urged readers to avoid letting the FUGs--fear, uncertainty and greed--get them down. That's easier said than done, as the FUGs seem to come part and parcel with healthcare reform changes.