Nine California hospitals face fines for violations that caused, or could have caused, serious injury or death to patients, the California Department of Public Health announced.
With change, confusion and mixed messages about the Affordable Care Act bombarding consumers, it's important that hospital executives carefully communicate how their organizations will take on the challenges and uncertainty of healthcare reform. Here are five tips on how to communicate that message, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
One of the key factors in preventing hospital readmissions is for health leaders to think of patients as their responsibility even after discharge. Some hospitals are extending this thinking to homeless patients, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
A lawsuit filed this week accuses two Washington state hospitals of violating state law by neglecting charity care, the Yakima Herald-Republic reports.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has found herself at the center of the controversy surrounding the beleaguered rollout of the insurance exchanges. With some GOP members calling for her resignation, is her job safe?
Fourteen New Jersey hospitals expect to accomodate more patients, decrease emergency room wait times and reduce length of hospital stays thanks to work flow reforms in collaboration with the Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Optimization, the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) reports.
Healthcare compliance budgets and staff both saw increases in 2013, according to a new report from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
The number of first-year medical students exceeded 20,000 for the first time, the Association of American Medical Colleges said in its annual report on medical school enrollment applications, with a total of 20,055 students enrolled in 2013 programs, according to AAMC.
The Obama administration on Thursday said 700,000 people have completed applications to begin shopping for insurance through the new online marketplaces, Kaiser Health News reported.
Two contractors played the Healthcare.gov blame game yesterday in testimony to a congressional committee, while the Obama administration's damage control efforts have created a pricing problem with the website.
It's a common problem that could become worse under the Affordable Care Act: Patients visit an in-network hospital but are charged thousands of dollars because the doctors who treated them work for the hospital but are considered out-of-network providers.
New York State is mandating that hospital, nursing home and home care agency workers who refuse to get the flu shot this season wear a mask to help prevent the spread of the disease, according to The Post-Standard.
Although 90 percent of healthcare professionals surveyed say they are committed to reducing hospital-associated infections (HAI), only 30 percent are following the World Health Organization's (WHO) hand-hygiene guidelines, according to a DebMed survey announcement.
Doctors-in-training are unlikely to engage in common courtesy behaviors such as introducing themselves fully to patients or sitting down to talk to them one-on-one, according to recent research from Johns Hopkins University.
Clear, accessible information and open communication are necessary to build strong patient-provider relationships, especially when it comes to serving low-income patients covered for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Blue Shield of California Foundation report.
Office-based physicians--particularly in primary care--aren't sure how the full rollout of the Affordable Care Act will affect their practices.
Patient education, patient financial incentives and managed care interventions (primary care physician capitation or gatekeeping) are the most successful outside methods to reduce emergency room use, according to a new study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.
The latest Leapfrog Group study shows hospitals are making headway in addressing errors, accidents, injuries and infections that hurt or kill patients but overall progress is slow.
The False Claims Act returned $20 for every $1 invested in healthcare fraud cases, according to a new report from the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund.