Despite the proven benefits of hand-washing, use of antibacterial soap may expose healthcare workers to "potentially unsafe levels" of a common chemical currently under Food and Drug Administration scrutiny, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
When it comes to leading a healthcare organization, success lies in the "ability to demonstrate emotional and behavioral intelligence," says David Miller, CIO at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Amidst the primary care physician shortage, mid-level providers like nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) perform procedures which they may not have formal training in across primary care offices around the country, a new study published in JAMA Dermatology revealed.
A Texas hospital could lose government funding going forward as a result of putting a patient in "immediate jeopardy" of harm, although the details of the case weren't released, The Dallas Morning News reported.
When it comes to security at Texas Health Resources, a 25-hospital organization, CIO Ed Marx says it is every employee's responsibility.
Training nurses in mental health issues earlier in their education could help close the gap in mental healthcare, as well as better equip nurses to deal with mentally ill patients, accor ding to Nurse.com.
The rise of physician employment models, alongside a growing emphasis on physician productivity and quality, heavily influence today's physician compensation formulas, but the trends vary by physician specialty and career stage, Medscape repo rted.
The healthcare industry often considers small physician practices the underdogs when it comes to having the resources to put robust systems into place, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests that offices with fewer doctors provide higher-quality care.
Top 10 executives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama earned an additional $1 million each in 2013, and collectively have doubled their pay since 2011, according to an article on Al.com.
In the face of a looming primary care shortage and an ongoing rural health crisis, many healthcare programs invest in training nurses to work in underserved areas with the help of the Department of Health and Human Services.