Hospitals must increase mental health screenings and improve targeted follow-up practices with at risk patients to make progress on suicide prevention, according to research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Accountable care organizations yielded promising results in 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services claimed in a statement released Thursday.
Social media can help combat chronic illness, according to a new eHealth Initiative report.
Any mature adult cell could turn into the equivalent of an embryonic stem cell--avoiding the ethical concerns that surround human embryonic stem cells, according to researchers at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Only 10 percent of people who need palliative care actually get it worldwide, according to a new atlas from the World Health Organization and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance.
Missouri hospitals will no longer use phrases like "code black" and "code orange" in high-alert situations.
Hospitals' reputations and prices have little bearing on their care quality, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
New Jersey's largest nurse and healthcare worker union, concerned that understaffing of nurses leads to inadequate patient care, is calling for legislation that would regulate nurse-to-patient ratios and enforce stricter hospital accountability, transparency and quality, according to NorthJersey.com.
Five routine critical care practices are sometimes unnecessary or even harmful to patients, according to an announcement by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Healthcare jobs will account for one in six new jobs in the next decade, according to the most recent 10-year projection from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
More than a quarter of families in the U.S. have experienced a healthcare-related financial burden recently, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Healthcare CEO compensation--and the perks that go with it--has drawn criticism in the past year and as a result hospital executives will liikely see quality-based metrics added to their packages this year, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has established a joint venture with Saudi petroleum company Aramco, the latest in a growing trend of health systems expanding their brand in emerging markets, according to MedCityNews.
A new study found the number of registered nurses who smoke dropped by more than a third nationwide from 2003 to 2011, according to a HealthDay report.
Hospitals across the country are reaching out to teens to make them feel more comfortable and encourage a better patient experience through initiatives like music therapy to help cope with cancer treatments, as well as training doctors on talking about tough topics like sexuality.
Gunshot wounds hospitalize 20 children and adolescents each day, according to a new study in Pediatrics, which calls for public health efforts to reduce these common injuries.
Physician assistants (PAs) tend to be much more flexible when it comes to changing specialties--a trait that could help ease the physician shortage.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved a California hospital's corrective response plan after a patient who went missing was found dead in a stairwell, California Healthline reported.
Several former Medicare administrators have proposed a compromise on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare payments. Their plan calls for a five-year suspension of the SGR rather than lawmakers permanently repealing it, according to MedPageToday.