Physicians say that patient safety is often at risk because of ineffective communication during the emergency department handoff process when patients are moved to inpatient units.
Patients at St. Luke's University Hospital in Pennsylvania not only receive quality medical care at the facility. They also receive fresh, nuritious food courtesy of the hospital's farm.
Newly minted nurses are more likely to be injured on the job than nurses with more experience, according to a study published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
The case for saving rural hospitals took center stage in Congress this week, with critical access hospital administrators asking the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee for relief from federal regulations that they say cause more harm than good.
A growing number of hospitals are using OB hospitalists, also called laborists, to deliver babies, according to an article in Kaiser Health News. Patient satisfaction, attempts to reduce malpractice risk and physicians who want to work for a salary instead of running their own practices are some of the factors driving the trend.
A new proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows that hobby-sized drones can transport common and routine blood tests--a finding that could help patients in rural areas of the world that lack passable roads and give healthcare workers quick access to lab work.
Hospitals can take some lessons from Verizon, the once "stodgy" utility company that is now seizing new business opportunities and reacting to meet new consumer demands.
The Medicare program that penalizes hospitals financially for failing to adequately reduce hospital-acquired conditions might be backfiring, a new study published in JAMA suggests.
Organizations must consider four questions when they work with a health insurer to implement an accountable care organization, writes Daniel Finke, CEO of accountable care solutions from Aetna, in a piece for Healthcare IT News.
A new study finds "remarkable" improvements in hospitalization and mortality rates as well as per-patient costs for 65-and-over beneficiaries.
The success of a surgical checklist, designed to be a simple and inexpensive way to cut post-operative infection rates and save patient lives, may depend on a number of factors, including leadership support, how the hospital adapts the checklist and buy-in from the staff who use it, according to an article in Nature.
Only 6 percent of 3,000 hospitals examined by Consumer Reports scored well for controlling two of the most serious and prevalent infection-causing bacteria--C. diff and MRSA.
Given the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) financial penalties for hospitals with above-average readmission rates, many organizations seek ways to prevent 30-day readmissions of patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or what's commonly known as angioplasty. Here are three suggestions.
With studies showing that patients admitted to hospitals over the weekend are more likely to die and have serious complications, Loyola University Health System researchers have come up with strategies for reducing the so-called "weekend effect."
Hospitals in Ohio are spending more money and resources on social media but also say they don't have the staff and time needed to use social media effectively.
More and more physicians are trading the autonomy of private practice for the security of working in hospital-employed medical groups. Here are three of the challenges hospitals face.
At the Venice Family Clinic in California, galaxies, forests and ocean motifs in treatment rooms, baskets of toys and more reflect a nationwide shift in the way clinics deliver healthcare.
The Office of Special Counsel, which handles allegations of retaliation against federal employees, has announced that three Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers would be reinstated to their jobs with clean records and financial settlements..
How Henry Ford Health System, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital improved healthcare disparities
The American Hospital Association recognized two hospital systems for making significant strides in reducing healthcare disparities in their communities and improving diversity in their leadership ranks.