Healthcare providers can achieve the necessary post-Affordable Care Act transformation by empowering nurses, according to Forbes.
Angry patients and violence against healthcare workers plague hospitals across the country, as organizations try to defuse tension in a high-stakes environment.
Physician offices and hospitals across the country face an unusual late summer/early fall spike in respiratory illnesses, many of which are due to the spread of the typically rare enterovirus 68. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed more than 100 pediatric cases since last month, the true number of infections is unknown because only some healthcare facilities can test for the virus, while even fewer are equipped to do typing.
Hospitals across the country can cut costs and standardize care by asking their doctors to stick to guidelines and not deviate from best practices, which can lead to overuse of tests, procedures and medications, the Wall Street Journal reported.
As healthcare shifts toward value-based care, patient engagement, experience and satisfaction are more important than ever as consumers seek to become a bigger part of their own care. With that in mind, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a private grantmaking organization, along with the American Institutes for Research, released a roadmap with eight strategies to help organizations improve patient experience and outcomes, and reduce costs:
Although bundled payments are an increasingly common way for insurers to pay for care--and can improve quality and lower costs--some industry experts worry that they could have more negative consequences than benefits.
Regions with excess hospital beds tend to provide patients with more services than they need, according to a new report by National Public Radio and Kaiser Health News.
A North Carolina hospital may set the tone for physician employment at acute care facilities in the future, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Although sepsis mortality rates dropped over the past 20 years, there's more hospitals can do to help prevent the deadly infection.
Surgical residents who go two weeks without practicing their surgical skills will often experience a substantial decline in their technical abilities. To ensure they keep up their skills, hospitals may want to add some fun and cash prizes to simulation training.