If primary care is a tough draw, getting medical students interested in geriatrics is nearly impossible. It's a state of affairs that's expected to only get worse as the population ages, according to an article from The New York Times.
Offering financial incentives to providers in a pediatric accountable care organization led to improved outcomes, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. What's more, data suggest additional interventions may further enhance quality improvements.
Women are still underrepresented in the healthcare field, but in 2015 digital health saw a rise in female CEOs, according to a Rock Health report.
The management style known as transformational leadership helps nurses provide better care and improves retention of nurses early in their career, according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Although many providers believe that a diagnostic error can never happen to them, the threat of a misdiagnosis is real. The latest research indicates that a diagnostic error is a factor in about 10 percent of patient deaths, according to a blog post by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Here are three ways you can reduce the chance of a diagnostic error.
As legislators and the healthcare industry continue to search for ways to deal with the shortage of physicians, it has become clear that the solution is more complicated than simply training a bunch of new doctors, according to a story from Marketplace.
Unlike insurance sold to individuals and small businesses through online marketplaces, large employers are not required to offer a list of "essential health benefits," so some work-based health plans are starting to exclude outpatient surgeries to cut costs, according to an article from Kaiser Health News.
The next time you are at a healthcare conference during which a speaker talks about the Triple Aim, use the question-and-answer period to ask about the Quadruple Aim, urges Yul Ejnes, M.D, an internal medicine physician and a past chair, board of regents, for the American College of Physicians, in a post for the KevinMD blog.
Hospitals could treat more patients, increase revenue and improve patient satisfaction if they hired more staff working directly with patients, a new study finds.
A small hospital in Georgia turned over its management to a local car dealership eight years ago. Now it's on the edge of bankruptcy, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported.