Though new models of healthcare delivery increasingly focus on collaboration, medical education still does not adequately teach aspiring doctors how to work effectively with a team of caregivers, writes Dhruv Khullar, M.D., in a post for the New York Times' Well blog.
Although challenges remain, physician practices transitioning to value-based reimbursement systems see positive results on many fronts, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation, sponsored by the American Medical Association.
As the issue of violence directed at healthcare workers gains ever more attention, research shows that nurses and doctors suffer some of the worst abuse at the hands of their own colleagues.
While some hospitals use the old-fashioned concept of the house call to provide better post-discharge care, other organizations take the idea even further by treating certain patients entirely from the comfort of their homes, according to post on the New York Times' Well blog.
Despite signs of a recovering U.S. economy, medical practices must still try to accomplish more work with fewer resources. But beware of stretching your staff too thin.
Healthcare organizations that struggle to reach the lofty goals of the Triple Aim--better health, better patient experience and lower costs--may want to take note of how one non-profit health system successfully overhauled its costly employee health plan, according to a new white paper.
Almost three-quarters of healthcare providers now discuss treatment costs with patients, according to a recent survey, but ensuring that patients can afford needed care remains a significant--and growing--challenge.Although barriers such as imperfect cost transparency won't go away soon, physicians who spoke with Medical Economics shared several tips for addressing patients' ability to pay.
Healthcare is already changing before hospital leaders' eyes, but several longer-term trends will emerge over the next five to 15 years, healthcare experts told the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
In a report that puts hard numbers behind a danger many health workers have long spoken out against, the Occupational Health Safety Network found that injuries associated with workplace violence increased overall from 2012 to 2014 and "nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses."
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., called for improving public health by creating a "prevention-based society" in an interview with the Washington Post.