President Barack Obama today submitted a budget for fiscal 2017 that includes funds to address opioid abuse, combat antibiotic resistance and prepare for potential infectious disease outbreaks.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to better prepare and respond to the Zika virus at home and abroad.
There are several reasons physicians are drawn to alternative practice models, such as direct pay and concierge medicine. For Doug Pitman, M.D., the most meaningful benefit of switching to concierge care was the ability to restore balance to his life, according to a commentary in MD Magazine.
A new generation of nurses is on the rise within the healthcare field, even as older generations continue to put off retirement, and hospital leaders must understand a few key principles to successfully teach younger nurses to be the next wave of leaders in the field, according to Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality.
A retired former president of the Hospital Corporation of America is advocating for a no-fault medical malpractice system in Georgia that is also being debated in other states.
The notion of price transparency among healthcare providers is continuing to surface in Florida and Missouri in two dramatically different ways.
Amid nationwide concerns about hospital violence, Massachusetts healthcare workers have often gotten the worst of it, such as a murder-suicide involving a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital last year. Now, according to Boston.com, Bay State nurses are organizing to demand improved protection from what increasingly feels like healthcare's new status quo.
For all the regulatory and institutional pressure to define and deliver value-based care, the biggest near-term driver of practical changes to care delivery may come from traditional market pressure. The expectations and values held by millennial patients already force providers to adjust, and that trend is likely to continue, according to an article in USA Today.
A recent report found blame to go around for a series of bacterial infection outbreaks linked to contaminated medical scopes, with regulators, hospitals and manufacturers all dropping the ball. Now new evidence indicates the problems with the scopes were apparent nearly four years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times, but major players in healthcare oppose a key feature that would prevent a delay in notification from happening again.
I often think of the old expression "I only have two hands" when my plate seems too full or in any situation when people or organizations have expectations assigned to them that they...