Already identified as the third leading cause of death in the United States, preventable medical errors are also a major global health concern that for too long have been accepted as inevitable, according to a new report by the World Innovation Summit for Health, a global initiative of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
Aerospace company Boeing has joined Seattle's two biggest providers, UW Medicine and the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance in accountable care organization agreements.
Palliative care providers can significantly reduce their patients' risk of unnecessary physical and emotional discomfort if they meet 10 quality measures, according to new research published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to implement new specialty payment and delivery models designed to improve oncology care at a lower cost for Medicare beneficiaries, the agency recently announced.
Michigan-based Priority Health plans a bold step in cancer detection and treatment: It will cover the cost of comprehensive genomic profiling for members diagnosed with aggressive forms of cancer.
There's currently a schism between healthcare prices and healthcare spending. Prices are budging only grudgingly. That's likely the confluence of the Great Recession, the Affordable Care Act...
The inability of the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense to share healthcare data electronically has become such a significant concern that the Government Accountability Office has added the problem to its list of "high risk" areas.
Hospital boards often take on the big tasks of fundraising, finance, and hiring and firing chief executive officers, but many take a hands-off approach to quality issues, the New York Times reported.
Aerospace giant Boeing wants cost savings to take flight via two large accountable care organization efforts with Seattle's biggest providers.
Patient portals have "great potential" to improve quality and outcomes, but there's not enough evidence to determine if they're actually doing so, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internal Research.