Despite some improvements, the Department of Veterans Affairs has yet to fully address more than 100 of the Government Accountability Office's recommendations, according to a GAO report.
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Community input and redirecting emergency care patients into patient-centered medical homes are vital to improving population health, Carolinas HealthCare System leaders told Hospitals & Health Networks in a video interview.
Doctors and nurses often blame patients' demands for the costly habit of providing unnecessary care, but a new study published in JAMA Oncology suggests this theory may not hold water.
In addition to the prevalent workplace violence they face, nurses also frequently suffer musculoskeletal injuries on the job. The reason for the latter workplace danger is simple, according to an NPR report--even the "proper" method taught to many clinicians for how to lift patients can't protect them from serious back problems.
Healthcare providers' emphasis on improving hand hygiene among workers may also be increasing dermatitis, according to a study from the University of Manchester.
A working group commissioned by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health recommends that top government agencies conduct research to develop new strategies to manage the "widespread condition" of chronic pain.
Canceled surgeries, linen rationing and potential roof collapses due to the record snow fall in New England has left Boston Hospitals in crisis.
The post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape makes physician engagement more important than ever for hospital leaders, and there are several concrete measures leaders can take to improve it, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
Amid all the nostalgia for out-of-date technology that the announcement of RadioShack's bankruptcy has spawned, the electronics retailer's downfall also provides some important business lessons for hospitals, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
Improving patient satisfaction takes hard work and a lot of time, but a new report from the Blue Shield of California Foundation shows providers that the goal is anything but impossible.
When it comes to healthcare, both providers and consumers benefit when patients get a second opinion about treatment, new research indicates.
Bills to mandate nurse staffing ratios are under debate in Oregon and New Jersey. Advocates believe the measures will increase patient safety. But others say the requirements aren't necessary and will only increase hospital costs.
Panic over Ebola in the United States has largely subsided in recent months, but that period offers numerous lessons for public health agencies in America, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
The Ninth Circuit today upheld a District Court ruling that found St. Luke's Health System in Idaho violated antitrust laws when it purchased the state's largest independent physician's practice.
Despite all the optimism surrounding President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative--including excitement from providers who already use patients' genetic data to treat disease--the ambitious proposal is not without its skeptics.
Six months after Robert McDonald became the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the embattled agency has made progress, but still has much work remaining, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Partners for Kids, the nation's oldest exclusively pediatric accountable care organization, has increased value for Medicaid children in 34 central and southeastern Ohio counties, according to a new report from Pediatrics.
Chief medical officers are some of the most vital members of a healthcare leadership team, and several factors are expanding their responsibilities, writes healthcare economist and policy expert Paul Keckley.