An increasing number of hospitals try to reduce the extreme fear that patients often have from the thought of being enclosed inside scanning equipment, a condition that healthcare professionals refer to as "scanxiety," according to SFGate.
Physician groups across the country denounced last week's court ruling upholding a Florida law that discourages doctors from asking patients about gun ownership "when doing so would be irrelevant to patients' medical care."
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.
Healthcare providers that orient themselves toward a population health-based model are better prepared for shifts in reimbursement, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
Despite the growing emphasis on healthcare quality in the era of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare consumers define healthcare quality in ways not defined by current industry-supported quality metrics.
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.
Hospitals participating in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative saved more than 500 lives and cut costs by more than $75 million.
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.
As the role of telemedicine expands, not all doctors believe that the movement is good for their relationships with patients. But doctors can meet a lot of healthcare needs without an in-person visit--as long as a physician has the patient's medical history, Joseph Scherger, vice president for primary care and academic affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in California, told Medscape.
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.