In the face of budget cuts, consolidations and mergers, hospitals that want to expand their markets must get back to basics and focus on capacity, efficiency and service, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Rural health, already in crisis due to many states' failure to expand Medicaid and a federal government proposal to recertify critical access hospitals, now faces another challenge: a desperate need for healthcare workers.
Successful patient engagement programs require three essential components, according to a new brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Specialist nurses are a valuable tool in caring for patients with diabetes, according to new research presented at the annual Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Diabetes.co.uk reported.
Hospital CEO turnover reached a record high in 2013, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
In the wake of a recent study that found patient-centered medical homes don't significantly improve quality or save money, a congressional agency is now questioning the model and its payment mechanisms.
A recent study shows pain control is tied to patient satisfaction, and one way hospitals can help patients manage pain and boost their organizations' satisfaction scores is to follow the lead of an outcomes-driven, interdisciplinary approach developed by the VA to treat pain.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are more likely than physicians to advise patients who have chronic illnesses on how to live healthier lives, according to a new study published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
Doing nothing for a moment before making a final decision actually helps people come to better conclusions, according to research published in the journal PLoS One.
Hospitals' lack of standardized infection control practices for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) may contribute to an increase in multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to a study from the the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
A Bloomberg News report describes what it calls a "heart surgery factory" at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. But the practice of scheduling emergency procedures in order to maximize reimbursement is widespread, according to Forbes.
Postsurgical pain evaluations correlate with overall patient satisfaction scores during hospital stays, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing, similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS.
New Jersey hospitals spent more than any other industry in the state to lobby against funding cuts in 2013, according to a report released this week.
Hospital physicians can predict which patients will experience post-surgical complications and, in turn, reduce unplanned readmissions, using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program predicted risk of major complications, a new study published in JAMA Surgery shows.
A new research project uses video interviews of patients talking about healthcare experience to trigger discussion among doctors, nurses, patients and their families in a new effort in the U.K. to collaborate and come up with ways to improve care, according to an announcement from the University of Oxford.
The number of Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia-related deaths is greater than five times the number reported in the United States every year, according to research published in the journal Neurology.
St. Luke's hospital and Idaho's largest independent physicians' practice filed a motion this week to suspend a federal judge's order to dissolve its partnership while it appealed a ruling that their joint venture violated federal antitrust laws.