If you host a party, chances are you miss most of the good stuff. After all, your hands are full, you're focused on not dropping the h'ordeurvres and making sure you interact with each and every guest. If something pulls your attention away from any one of these tasks, there could quite literally be a fire in the kitchen.
Standardized rules surrounding the amount of painkillers physicians may prescribe for specific surgeries and conditions is a critical factor in addressing the deadly epidemic of painkiller abuse, and a new task force in Massachusetts will work toward that change and more, the Boston Herald reported.
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 re ports.
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.
As private health insurance exchanges grow in popularity, they could catch up with public exchange's enrollment success. About 3 million Americans enrolled in plans through private exchanges this past year, and that number is expected to surpass 10 million by 2015, Healthcare Payer News notes.
Changes to the health insurance exchange renewal process could lead to "painful" repercussions for insurers, according to a new report from Milliman.
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.
A Philadelphia psychiatrist who returned fire on a mentally ill patient in his office last week "without a doubt saved lives," stated Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux in a press conference following the incident, as repo rted by the Delaware County Daily Times.
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, rep orted Health IT Analytics.
Neither Medicare nor Social Security can carry on with their current financial schedules, and legislative changes must be addressed, according to an annual report released Monday by the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees.