Lowering the threshold for admitting sepsis patients to the ICU from the emergency department lowers mortality, lengths of ICU stays and transfers from intermediate care to intensive care, according to new research.
Editors and analysts revealed the methodology behind the U.S. News & World Report healthcare quality ratings at the 2015 U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow Conference
Pharmacists could cut preventable hospital readmissions by keeping in touch with discharged patients to ensure medication adherence, according to research presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2015 Global Conference, Medscape reports.
To foster innovation within healthcare, the industry needs the mechanisms in place that promoted major advances in other industries.
One out of every six patients in the United States received care at a 1-star hospital and faced a greater chance of complications and death, according to new research released by Healthgrades, an online resource that publishes comprehensive information about hospitals and physicians.
The healthcare community needs to rethink cancer treatments to make them more personal, with outcomes tailored to each patient's needs, and do a better job of coordinating care and helping patients navigate that journey, according to a new paper from PwC. In other words, hospitals must shift their focus from cancer survival, which not everyone will achieve, to help patients thrive throughout the "cancer experience.
Ineffective leaders often fail to promote moral courage or to address the ethical dilemmas nurses routinely face, such as when they witness or experience bullying in the workplace, failure to obtain informed consent or inattention that may endanger patients, according to an article published by Nurse.com.
Partnering with community retail pharmacies can help healthcare systems succeed in delivering value-based care, a senior executive for CVS Health argues in the Harvard Business Review.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has launched a new online assessment and resource library to help hospital executives track their organization's progress on reliability and preventable harm reduction.
Fainting sends up to four million people to the emergency room per year, a major concern within the healthcare industry, especially as the population ages. Hospitals and other stakeholders are working to identify fainting causes and cases serious enough to require hospitalization, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The financial realities of post-reform healthcare are pushing top-of-the-line medical services once available only in major, big city hospitals into suburbs and smaller communities.
Amid an increasingly consumer-centered healthcare industry and the emerging influence of millennials on the market, healthcare providers are overhauling their pediatric marketing strategies for millennial parents, according to new research from the marketing firm Marcus Thomas LLC.
Medical tourism is increasingly becoming a two-way street. Americans aren't just seeking lower-cost health services abroad, but patients from all over the world are also more willing to travel overseas for top-notch, full-price U.S. healthcare. But opportunities and concerns surrounding the trend are attracting attention from industry leaders, investors and politicians.
Ease of hospital parking is a major factor in patient satisfaction among people older than 65, according to a new survey from ParkingBoxx.
Patient experience and access, financial structures and quality of care are must-have elements for all accountable care organization contracts, according to a new memo issued by the Health Care Transformation Task Force, an industry consortium made up of patients, payers, providers and purchasers.
Drug-resistant superbugs cause as many as half of post-surgical infections and a quarter of post-chemotherapy infections, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Hospital employment isn't for everyone, a reality that leaders from the LifePoint Health hospital chain strive to make clear to physicians before they join the organization.
Lean manufacturing principles are responsible for a significant drop in emergency department wait times and a big boost in patient satisfaction at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in California, according to an article in Scope. Best of all, the approach didn't expand the ED's current resources.
New Jersey's Kennedy Health System undertook a multilevel, multidepartmental plan to fight sepsis in its emergency department and intensive care unit and successfully reduced cases of sepsis and its resultant complications, including patient mortality, according to an AHA News article.