What does a $1,600 custom-made diaper rash treatment, $8,500 scar-reduction cream and a $2,300 pain-relieving salve all have in common? Their price tag, and more often than not, healthcare insurers are left to pick up the expensive bill for compounded medicines, reports the New York Times.
Technology to power population health management is improving, but still has a ways to go to truly fulfill its promise, according to three panelists who will be speaking at the Health IT Summit in Seattle next week.
One independent community hospital in Illinois adopted a new patient-flow model that reduced length of stay, bolstered hospital culture and improved patient flow, according to an article in Hospitals & Health Networks.
As concerns increase over the Ebola outbreak, hospitals across the globe take precautions that go beyond experts' recommendations, according to the Wall Street Journal.
I'll never forget my first--and only--panic attack. About 18 years ago, while driving over the Tobin Bridge that crosses the Mystic River in Boston to head home after covering a healthcare...
The Medicaid population uses hospital emergency departments at a higher rate than patients with other forms of insurance, but for the most part such visits are necessary, according to a new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Advisory Commission.
Without primary care physicians embracing the Affordable Care Act, transitions in American healthcare won't be easy. For starters, that would require payment alignment.
Hospitals must do a better job screening for antibiotic-resistant superbugs or face potentially deadly consequences.
Massachusetts acute care hospitals saw a 70 percent jump in serious medical errors and patient injuries in 2013, an increase health officials attribute to expanded definitions of what constitutes medical harm, the Boston Globe reported.
Hospitals with greater electronic health record capabilities can better predict and decrease mortality rates, according to a new study published by HIMSS Analytics.