Despite the fact that it is an election year and there will be a new president in the White House in 2017, Congress still has time to take action on healthcare issues, Bob Doherty of the American College of Physicians, said in an interview with Medical Economics.
Medical staff in outpatient settings failed to follow established hand-hygiene practices nearly 4 out of 10 times, according to an observational study that also found staff failed to follow practices for safe injections one-third of the time.
A new proposed Medicare rule would cut payments to both hospitals and certain specialists while hiking reimbursements for primary care providers, according to an analysis by Avalere.
Physicians in New York State may face more exposure when it comes to malpractice claims because of changes in that state's medical malpractice market, according to a Politico New York report.
Physicians aren't to blame for the nation's opioid crisis, according to doctors who spoke to Medscape about the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's new opioid prescription guidelines for primary care practitioners.
Increased physician well-being and effective opioid prescription practices represent top priorities over the next year for Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., according to an article in Medpage Today.
Hospitals can protect themselves from legal action simply by listening to nurses who speak up about patient safety problems and then correcting the problems instead of covering them up, according to a Medscape article that examines two legal cases involving nurses who were fired after reporting concerns about patient safety.
Patients would benefit from a health regulatory framework that is less rigid and more "trusting of IT," according to a new white paper published this week by Health IT Now, in conjunction with health analytics firm Apervita.
Guest post by Kent Bottles, M.D, a lecturer at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health. Last month I was so busy doing my income taxes and preparing MACRA presentations for...
One healthcare leader says physicians have only themselves to blame for poor payment models designed by payers and government regulators, according to a Medical Economics report.