An audit released this week by the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system uncovered even more cases of fraud, data manipulation and staff intimidation to cover up extreme delays in care.
The healthcare industry is poised for disruption; hospitals and health systems that survive during the turmoil will adjust their business models and practices in the face of these changes and external threats, according to a post on Becker's Hospital Review.
The drive toward accountable care that rewards doctors based on quality has the nation's small practices--and even some of the larger ones--courting hospital and health system buyers. FierceHealthcare examines the quesitons physician practices need to consider to help them decide whether joining a health system or hospital is right for them.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging Wednesday heard testimony from healthcare leaders on the effects of Medicare observation status on seniors.
The Institute of Medicine called for a major overhaul of the United States' graduate medical education system in a report released today.
Hospital staff and administration work hard to earn a place in the U.S. News and World Report 's Best Hospital rankings each year, but those same hospitals then pay the publication if they want to use the "Best Hospitals" logo in advertising, according to WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
An increasing number of hospitals try to reduce the extreme fear that patients often have from the thought of being enclosed inside scanning equipment, a condition that healthcare professionals refer to as "scanxiety," according to SFGate.
A federal appeals court ruled St. Luke's Health System in Idaho can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while fighting a ruling that found the acquisition in violation of antitrust laws, according to the Associated Press.
Healthcare providers that orient themselves toward a population health-based model are better prepared for shifts in reimbursement, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate patient-centered experience will give it an edge in the marketplace, Healthcare Finance News reports.
As care coordination gains popularity in the healthcare industry, especially within accountable care organizations, healthcare leaders must ensure their teams of doctors, nurses and staff use the most efficient communication processes possible to protect their patients and organizations' bottom lines.
Hospitals participating in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative saved more than 500 lives and cut costs by more than $75 million.
With more and more stories of mental health patients injuring and killing healthcare worker across the country--most recently in Pennsylvania--hospitals and health systems need to focus more on treating mental illness, author Caroline Hamilton writes in Security Info Watch.
To provide the best possible healthcare, hospitals must shake up their rigid hierarchies, argues an opinion piece in Forbes.
Insurers must implement certain foundational factors to build a successful patient-centered medical home, including strong leadership and staff commitment to the care model, adequate information technology and effective patient engagement tools, reported Health IT Analytics.
The future of nursing is as unpredictable as ever, with one California hospital eliminating skilled nursing positions, while a shortage of nurse educators leaves Missouri working to recruit more teachers into the profession.
Preventable errors in hospitals still cause hundreds of thousands of death in the U.S. each year, but in some states such as Maryland, the exact number isn't readily available even though hospitals are supposed to report serious medical errors to state regulators an investigative article from the Baltimore Sun revealed.
Doctors affiliated with Mercy Health in St. Louis are unhappy with the health system's new compensation model and say they may not sign the new contracts, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
A new study in the American Journal of Infection Control provides further evidence that fist-bumps are a more hygienic alternative to handshakes or high-fives in a healthcare setting.
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees have reached a tentative deal on Veterans Affairs reform legislation, according to the Associated Press.