Designing compensation incentives is complicated. That's the main takeaway from a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine that looked at how primary care physicians responded to individualized versus clinic-based pay-for-performance systems.
Although they know the risks it poses to patients, most doctors and advanced practice clinicians admit they go to work when sick due to staffing concerns and because they don't want to let their colleagues and patients down, according to a new survey published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Although many providers incorporate patient navigators into cancer programs to boost patient outcomes and coordinate care, it's unclear whether these individuals actually help patients or save money, according to The Washington Post.
As the healthcare industry begins to recognize the benefits of integrating behavioral health into primary care, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling on stakeholders to take action in eliminating barriers to these partnerships.
Directors on corporate boards in all industries have trouble understanding the risks that cybersecurity presents, but none more so than those in healthcare.
Hospital employment had a decent showing in June, adding more than 10,000 jobs during the month, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Healthcare organizations must encourage emergency department nurses, who are frequently victims of violence, to report all incidents of physical and verbal assaults, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
A war of words--and advertisements--is taking place in California over long-simmering allegations that Kaiser Permanente has failed to provide adequate treatment and insurance coverage for patients who need mental health services. A Kaiser spokesperson told FierceHealthcare that the Courage Campaigns' claims are just the latest efforts in an ongoing union smear campaign.
Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners who enter the healthcare field could help fill the gap created by a shortage of primary care physicians, according to an opinion piece on the Health Affairs Blog.
The healthcare field has made great strides in preventing adverse events that cause physical harm to patients, but one Boston hospital thinks it's time that hospital quality improvement programs also work to prevent emotional harm that damages a patient's dignity.