As the legalization of medical marijuana expands, most U.S. physicians agree it has clinical benefits, but want more information on the medical science of cannabis and how it may help their patients, according to a survey of 1,544 doctors from WebMD and Medscape.
In addition to government initiatives driving more accountability in patient care, concerns around lowering medication errors and adverse drug events are steadily increasing the value of the global market for medication management, according to a new report.
The Affordable Care Act aims to fix America's unstable healthcare system by improving care and cutting costs. Healthcare reform created the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to fix the broken system but critics aren't sure its effective, according to MedCity News.
Hospitals that educate and empower diabetes patients through the use of holistic techniques report the population experiences a dramatic drop in blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a study from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network found.
Intermountain Healthcare launched a new emergency ground transportation program that places specially trained nurses in ambulances carrying critically injured patients, KLS.com reported.
CMS requires that all Medicare Part D plans offer medication therapy management (MTM) to eligible consumers. But only 11 percent of those who are eligible for the service receive it, finds a new analysis from Avalere Health.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach, according to the World Health Organization.
While many health economists embrace reference pricing as a way to reduce rising healthcare costs, some consumer advocates are skeptical.
A new issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund offers several suggestions for creating an effective complex care management program, including choosing a model, working with patients and providers, and sharing patient data.
The next legal front in the abortion debate is flurry of state legislation requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals, Kaiser Health News reports.