The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' West Virginia regional office has been improperly paying disability benefits to some veterans, in part because staff is either not inputting information into the electronic health record or is ignoring alerts generated by the system, according to a new report by the VA's Office of Inspector General.
Although Portland Oregonian sports columnist John Canzano deliberately buried the lede in his profile of Brenda Tracy last week, it was a story that concluded on a far more inspirational note than...
First, Google Flu Trends was touted as a potential epidemic detection tool. Then researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine developed a Twitter screening method for delivering real-time data on flu cases to determine which publicly available tweets were linked to actual infections. Now, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico say that tracking Wikipedia page views can forecast the spread of influenza and dengue fever.
A physician's recommendation to incorporate a weight-loss app into a dieting regimen doesn't get far with patients striving to lose pounds, reveals a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Many clinicians disregard recommendations on when and when not to prescribe antibiotics, according to a survey of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Although the Department of Veterans Affairs announced earlier this month it slashed wait times nearly 18 percent after a nationwide scandal revealed secret waitlists covered up long delays in care, more than 600,000 veterans are still waiting a month or longer for appointments, according to USA Today.
Automated calls can help patients to remember to to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
A year after doctors at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center complained about their workload and patient safety issues, a physician survey shows the concerns remain.
In a new and evolving healthcare market that rewards efficiency and quality care, hospitals must find a way to streamline their systems to put forth better results for patients and more savings for their organizations.
Two Texas hospitals received this year's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.