Whether it results from healthcare reform or from future growth in world demand for medical innovations, new information from the Congressional Budget Office indicates healthcare liabilities will be the main reason the federal deficit will rise faster than tax revenue, Forbes reports.
Simulation-based team training can improve medical and nursing students' team behavior, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
U.S. hospitals should follow Indian hospitals' example to cut costs without a decrease in quality, according to a Washington Post editorial.
Although the healthcare industry initially jumped on the ACO bandwagon to improve healthcare outcomes, lower costs and boost patient satisfaction, there has been little growth in new ACOs since September and it appears as if the downward trend will continue. In a Health Affairs blog post, David Muhlestein, Ph.D., director of research at Leavitt Partners, explains reasons for the decline.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants to see the documentation behind the fumbled launch of the HealthCare.gov website, and has issued a subpoena to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for answers by Nov. 13.
More natural light may reduce hospital patients' pain and help them sleep, according to a new study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Non-physicians--midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants--provide as good as care as physicians and in many cases patients like them better, according to a new study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
A proposal by two Congressional leaders would gradually phase out fee-for-service Medicare payments to doctors, Bloomberg reports.
In my last blog post, I urged readers to avoid letting the FUGs--fear, uncertainty and greed--get them down. That's easier said than done, as the FUGs seem to come part and parcel with healthcare reform changes.
A number of the country's top hospitals will opt out of healthcare reform, only accepting one or two insurance companies operating under the Affordable Care Act, leaving Americans who sign up for the initiative uncovered, an investigation by Watchdog.org revealed.
The number of "top performer" Joint Commission-accredited hospitals increased 77 percent from last year to 1,099 organizations, according to the accreditor.
Most physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and hospital administrators have limited access to social media on work computers connected to the corporate network, according to a recent InCrowd survey.
The $3 billion a year in special payments Medicare pays to rural healthcare providers might not be necessary, according to a Health Affairs study.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this week it will delay the release of the final revision of Medicare's 2014 physician fee schedule.
As a result of various patient safety and quality initiatives, Michigan's 117 hospitals cut expenses by $116 million between 2011 and 2012, according to a new report from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center.
By bringing in fresh, new ideas and inspiration from places outside the healthcare bubble, hospitals can implement innovations that will yield results for both patients and the organization, according to the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.
Two new studies shed new light on what hospitals can do to cut down on infections and improve hand hygiene.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner apologized during testimony this week for the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov, but that's about all she could manage to say as lawmakers during the hearing continued to bicker about the website and the Affordable Care Act during the hearing.