A patient experience approach by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota may represent a new front in healthcare customer service, according to Forbes.
Many states across the country fail women when it comes to healthcare delivery, accessibility and battling chronic disease, specifically women of color, according to a report released by The Alliance for a Just Society.
Despite a recent movement to increase primary care physicians' ability to identify m ental-health problems in their patients, many may struggle to get their patients access to psychiatric care, according to a s tudy published online today by Psychiatric Services.
The percentage of patients reporting moderate to extreme pain two weeks after surgery has plummeted in the last decade thanks to better understanding of how different classes of pain medications work, a new survey found.
The American Medical Association, frustrated by physicians' continued struggles with meeting the Meaningful Use requirements, has created a blueprint to refocus and revamp the entire Meaningful Use program.
With insured patients' out-of-pocket costs on the rise, nearly one-fifth of privately insured Americans admittedly avoided seeing a doctor for an illness or injury over the past year, according to new re search conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Medical malprac tice premiums in several specialties have declined slightly or stayed flat over the past year, according to Medical Liability Monitor 's annual rate su rvey. Overall, 65 percent of liability insurance rates remained steady nationwide, with obstetrician/gynecologists, internists and general surgeons experiencing decreases for the seventh straight year, reported Medscape Medical News.
Amid growing fears over the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will rethink its recommended protocol that healthcare professionals should follow to treat the disease.
The use of a unique naming system in the electronic medical records of patients at a Bronx hospital has helped to prevent miscommunication in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Many healthcare organizations in Houston and the District of Columbia do not adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on HIV testing, which could interfere with early diagnosis, according to a survey published in PLOS ONE.