Medical tourism, with the assistance of telemedicine in the U.S., holds a great many opportunities, as well as myriad challenges, according to Yan Alicia Hong, Ph.D., of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University.
To scale their population health management efforts to their specific systems, healthcare providers must think beyond clinical measures and partner with vital resources from inside and outside the industry, according to a new report from PwC.
With reports suggesting that drug-resistant superbugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050, healthcare experts have compiled a playbook that offers hospitals across the country tools and solutions to improve antibiotic stewardship.
Most accountable care organizations reported "significant" ongoing costs of operation and even more plan to leave the program if ACOs are excluded from a federal list of alternative payment models proposed as part of the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to launch a series of "Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks" to strengthen patient safety, improve hospital care quality and reduce readmissions.
The Department of Veterans Affairs aims to expand the scope of practice of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who work for the agency in order to provide veterans with greater and timely access to care.
Population health standards of care and quality metrics are of no help to patients or doctors, argues Abraham Nussbaum, M.D., a psychiatrist at Denver Health Medical Center, in a Q&A published by Kaiser Health News.
With the suicide rate in the United States reaching a 30-year high, family physicians need to take steps to help patients with mental illness and those at risk for suicide, writes Kyle Jones, M.D., in a perspective piece for the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The odds of a physician losing his or her personal assets in a malpractice suit are vanishingly low, but the fear of losing it all stubbornly persists, according to Medscape Business of Medicine.
A collaborative care program that incorporates mental health treatment and screening into primary care has helped the country's largest public healthcare system improve depression symptoms in more than half of enrolled patients, according to a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.