As hospitals nationwide work to improve patient safety and avert federal penalties for hospital-acquired conditions,children's hospitals have made some of the most significant progress, according to a column in U.S. News & World Report.
I could have dreamt it, but am nearly positive I could hear the surgical team chatting for a few moments of my 90-minute wrist surgery earlier this year. I had a nerve block preventing any feeling...
Intensive care units, seeking to reduce avoidable deaths, can harness big data to identify trends that may increase patient risks, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A new study found the rates of C. difficile infections, commonly referred to as C. diff, were 15 percent higher in hospitals that use reusable sharps containers than in hospitals that use single-use disposable containers.
A video created for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that shows the benefits of engaging patients in hemodialysis infection prevention activities won the fifth annual Film Festival at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology this weekend.
Wait times for healthcare services vary broadly throughout the country, but strategies that were effective in other sectors could reduce these disparities, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
There are many reasons physicians should embrace mobile devices in their workday, from sharing and accessing data to real-time communications and fostering telehealth initiatives, according to John Smithwick, CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based patient engagement and care-coordination platform company RoundingWell.
The number of scientists in the nursing field is slowly growing, according to an article published in the journal Nature, with many of them entering the research field to seek solutions for problems in their clinics.
Hospital infection preventionists spend more time reporting and collecting data than they do protecting patients from healthcare-associated infections, according to new research.
In all the furor leading up to the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to uphold federal subsidies, you may have missed a story in FierceHealthcare this week about a lawsuit involving an...