Despite the strides American Muslims have made in the healthcare sector, many still face hostile attitudes even at the nation's top hospitals, according to an opinion piece published by WBUR.
Hospital chaplains and other healthcare workers can help patients retain their dignity in a place that by its nature undermines that dignity, the chaplain of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, said in a recent interview.
Making patients, not doctors, the focus of marketing efforts helps New York-Presbyterian Hospital connect with consumers newly empowered to pick and choose among healthcare providers, said the hospital's chief marketing officer.
As abuse of heroin, Oxycontin and other opioids skyrockets in communities across the United States, some hospitals are trying groundbreaking approaches to stem the tide of overdose deaths, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
A new bill sponsored by two Democratic members of Congress aims to reduce the number of on-the-job injuries for nurses. The Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act orders hospitals and healthcare institutions to overhaul their procedures for lifting and transferring patients in order to reduce the most common and debilitating types of injuries for nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Nearly two years after the beginning of the West African Ebola outbreak, healthcare workers who treat the virus have published new guidelines for pediatric treatment during future outbreaks.
U.S. emergency departments may address pain management differently based on patients' race, according to a study published in Medical Care.
Hospital executives tell FierceHealthcare what they believe will be big focus areas in the industry for 2016.
The costs associated with the federal government's proposed rule on hospital discharge planning , which gives patient preference more weight in the process, will make it difficult for organizations to implement, according to the American Hospital Association.
Regulatory obstacles create a broad gap between pharmacists' legal scope of practice and the knowledge and training at their disposal, according to Business Insider.
The healthcare field is undergoing some of the most sweeping changes it has encountered since the 19th century adoption of germ theory and the discovery of surgical anesthesia. What type of executive administrators are most needed by hospitals and healthcare institutions in these tumultuous times?
A "new generation of bold nurse leaders" can lead the charge to transform healthcare, according to a commentary in Nurses magazine.
Most patients don't understand their post-discharge care plans because they're written for those with advanced reading skills, a new study finds. Discharge notes should be understandable for those reading at a sixth-grade level, the researchers said.
In this special report, FierceHealthcare examines four C-suite positions and how they reflect the changes in the healthcare industry.
As the U.S. healthcare paradigm shifts away from fee-for-service and toward a population health-oriented care model, physician leaders are increasingly the drivers of change within hospitals and other organizations. To be effective, however, physician leaders must possess a full range of skills and qualities beyond being a good clinician.
President Barack Obama's gun control initiative will lead to a modification of the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System the identities of those individuals who, for specific mental health reasons, already are prohibited by federal law from having a firearm.
In another demonstration of the trend toward patient-centered healthcare, a new California law requires hospitals to give family caregivers a seat at the table during the care process, Kaiser Health News reports.
Safety-net hospitals at higher risk for readmissions--but not necessarily because of socioeconomic factors
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services devotes more and more resources to identifying social determinants of health, but the agency may discount the significance of care quality after discharge, according to new research published in Health Affairs.
The federal government will fund a new program to see whether screening Medicare and Medicaid recipients for health-related social needs--and linking them to needed social services--can reduce healthcare spending.