Patient Care & Outcomes

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Care access similar for those with ACA coverage, employer plans

Individuals who are covered through Affordable Care Act marketplace plans are just as likely to have access to needed care as those who have employer-based coverage and more likely than those who are uninsured, according to new survey data compiled by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Hospital leaders: Words of caution for social media outreach

Guest post by Nancy P. Jean, s enior social media strategist for Lifespan Inc. So you're tweeting, posting to Facebook, updating Pinterest boards and maybe putting pictures up on...

Patient safety: A call for more meaningful measures

Increased financial pressure provides hospitals with more incentives to improve patient safety, but policymakers must establish more meaningful measures to create lasting change, write two leading patient safety experts.

NewYork Presbyterian Hospital pays big price for unauthorized filming of reality TV show

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will fork over $2.2 million to settle a case that involved an "egregious disclosure" of two patients' protected health information during filming of a reality TV series.

AHIP's Marilyn Tavenner predicts premium hikes in 2017

The head of the health insurance industry's largest trade group says she expects premiums for Affordable Care Act exchange plans to go up significantly this year. The Obama administration, though, disagrees.  

Missed nursing care may heighten racial disparities

As the heathcare industry works to address racial disparities and identify its causes, a new study published in  Medical Care  indicates missed nursing care may have something to do with it.

Quest for data drives new provider-payer partnerships

As the healthcare industry evolves, it appears payers hold the key to sustained success in the form of patient data, prompting mutually beneficial partnerships with providers, according to  Marketplace.  

Why the 15-minute appointment doesn't work

Auto mechanics don't get an allotted 15 minutes to try and determine what's wrong with a car, writes Peter Pronovost, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in a Wall Street Journal blog post.

4 considerations for patient experience surveys

In the next four to five years, physician practices of all sizes will likely be required to survey patients, so they should get ready now, reports Medscape.

Patients with HIV still face stigma, don't get needed medical care

Patients with HIV in the U.S. face barriers to good healthcare in part because of the stigma that still goes along with the disease, according to Laura Nyblade, Ph.D., in a commentary in  The Daily Beast.