Some U.S. hospitals might be prepared to treat the Ebola virus, but are they prepared to dispose of Ebola-related waste? Probably not, which could threaten public safety, according to a report by Reuters.
The Economist's Health Care Forum 2014 conference in Boston brought together healthcare leaders to discuss hot button topics, such as price transparency and the future of healthcare. And though they didn't resolve the big issues, some of the topics--such as whether the Affordable Care Act is a success or a failure--generated lively debate.
Since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance brokers slowly understand their role in the industry. Case in point: In California, 39 percent of enrollees did so with a broker; in Kentucky that percentage was 44, according to NPR.
The use of electronic medication packaging devices that are integrated into the care delivery system and designed to record dosing events are more frequently linked to improved medication adherence than other such devices, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In order for hospitals to stay competitive in the shift to consumer-driven care, organizations must focus on service, price transparency and quality. But the best model for this exceptional customer service isn't necessarily found in healthcare.
The use of an electronic physiological surveillance system on patients correlated with two United Kingdom hospitals slashing mortality rates by more than 15 percent over the course of a year, according to research published online this week.
As healthcare shifts from fee-for-services to value-ba sed care federal policy will soon reflect new incentives that focus on population health management tools and efforts, Ron Greeno, M.D., executive vice president of strategy and innovation at Cogent Healthcare, to ld Becker's Hospital Review.
Rural healthcare providers faces a host of challenges, but patien t engagement is one of the biggest hurdles they must overcome.
At the University of California, San Francisco's soon-to-open Mission Bay Hospital, patient engagement will be one of the main focuses, according to Seth Bokser, medical director of IT at UCSF's Center for Digital Health.
Improved access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act won't necessarily narrow the care disadvantage gap for less educated patients, according to a new brief from the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center on Society and Health.