Something as simple as mandatory remedial training for doctors on how to talk to patients will help accountable care organizations better engage with patients, experts said at the recent National Accountable Care Organization Summit.
Despite the controversy over whether two Americans who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia should receive treatment in the United States, the CEO of Emory University Hospital told WSB-TV Atlanta that there was no question that the facility would accept them.
A Maryland medical center has made substantial progress cutting costs and readmissions, making it a central hub of the effort to revamp healthcare in the Old Line State, according to Business Insider.
Long emergency room wait times continue to plague hospitals across the country, but free-standing emergency medical centers may help solve the problem.
The changing nature of the healthcare system means changes in the relationship between large chains and smaller community hospitals as well, according to an executive roundtable discussion published in Becker's Hospital Review.
Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System recently launched its ProvenWellness Neighborhood in the Scranton area with the help of more than $600,000 in grant awards, The Abington Journal reported.
Recruiting and hiring more male nurses is a good way to diversify the hospital workforce and can ultimately benefit patients, experts from American Sentinel University say.
Hospitals that educate and empower diabetes patients through the use of holistic techniques report the population experiences a dramatic drop in blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a study from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network found.
As free-standing emergency rooms grow in number, they face a potential backlash over their high prices and allegations of fraud, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Healthcare providers may have a new, unexpected source for competition: Walmart.
Intermountain Healthcare launched a new emergency ground transportation program that places specially trained nurses in ambulances carrying critically injured patients, KLS.com reported.
Robert McDonald, the new Veterans Affairs secretary, visited the Phoenix VA hospital for the first time since taking over the agency. The facility is the location where it was first revealed that VA facilities nationwide used secret waitlists to cover up care delays that may have led to patient deaths.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach, according to the World Health Organization.
Six of Wisconsin's foremost healthcare providers formed a statewide partnership in hopes of cutting costs, improving care and contracting with insurers, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
In an era of increased scrutiny of disparities in healthcare, both in outcomes and leadership, many providers look for ways to make the industry more diverse.
The next legal front in the abortion debate is flurry of state legislation requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals, Kaiser Health News reports.
Patients may find cheaper deals for surgery and other medical procedures online, but physicians worry that the practice may hold patient safety risks, reports Kaiser Health News.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has long used venous thromboembolism rates to determine hospital care quality, but a report finds this measure may not indicate care quality, according to Anesthesiology News.
The Department of Veterans Affairs can fix the long wait times for veterans within two years--the same amount of time it will take to complete investigations of employees who allegedly falsified data to cover up the issues, Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.