A large majority of Americans support Republican lawmakers' attempt to change the Affordable Care Act's definition of a full-time work week from 30 hours to 40 hours, according to a new poll from Morning Consult.
Starting in April, Aetna will increase the incomes of its lowest-paid employees by as much as 33 percent to a minimum of $16 an hour, the insurer announced Monday. The move is an attempt to recruit top prospects, reduce turnover and, according to CEO Mark Bertolini, reflects the insurance industry's continuing shift to a business-to-consumer market, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Consumer Reports has released its latest round of ratings for physician offices, this time using survey response data from more than 52,000 patients throughout California to rate practices on how well they communicate with patients, offer timely care and service, coordinate patient care, help patients stay healthy and provide helpful office staff.
Despite recent controversies surrounding wait time and staffing issues among hospitals run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a significant minority of physicians (36 percent) surveyed by the Medicus Firm said they would be "very likely" to consider a government-employed practice opportunity.
Despite the challenges practices face in implementing the pati ent-centered medical home model, many who've put forth the effort have achieved promising results, according to a series of recent reports. However, progress to date varies by practice size, noted an ar ticle from Medscape.
With flu season well under way and the Ebola crisis unresolved, practices need a plan to make sure patients don't leave their offices with more illnesses than with which they arrived.
Training through electronic media and devices could help prepare more healthcare professionals, addressing possible shortages of doctors and nurses around the globe, according to a new review from the World Health Organization.
While core system updates are a vital part of Sue Schade's job, the potential to innovate is one of the biggest drivers for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers CIO on a day-to-day basis.
Healthcare facilities can employ a diverse array of staffing patterns--including those that employ more non-physician staff members--into their organizations in order to increase their productivity and better meet the needs of their communities, a new study suggests.
Although the overall financial path for hospitals has been a mixed bag, those in the for-profit sector appear to have a particularly bullish future in the near-term.