U.S. hospitals vary widely on safety and likelihood of death from avoidable surgical complications, according to new rankings from Consumer Reports.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to simplify the way it classifies and reclassifies medical devices, opting to do so by administrative order rather the cumbersome rulemaking process.
New, more integrated models of care, limited financial resources and leaders entering the industry from non-traditional backgrounds will drive innovation and force healthcare leaders to adapt to different operation and management approaches, Christine M. Candio told more than 4,000 industry leaders who gathered in Chicago this morning to kick off the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership,
Low-incom e patients face higher operative mor tality rates but not because of their socioeconomic standing. It's because of the hospital that treats them, acco rding to a new study published in JAMA Surgery.
The global healthcare information exchange (HIE) market is expected to grow to $878 million by 2018 from $558 million in 2013, according to a new report from Dallas-based research firm...
The $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget will increase focus on interoperability and patient safety,...
Technical failure and alarm fatigue continue to plague hospitals but three steps are all that organizations need to take to make alarms safer and more effective, according to an opinion piece published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Steve Kessinger, Cape Coral Hospital "Optimizing patient outcomes through interdisciplinary medication management" is our pharmacy department's purpose. Let me elaborate on our...
Limits to the number of hours residents can work in a shift have made no difference in patient safety outcomes, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient safety, some hospitals and physicians want to use less high-tech imaging in emergency rooms, and look for simpler, lower-risk diagnostic techniques, the Wall Street Journal reported.