Texting supportive reminders regarding lifestyle choices to patients with heart disease can help improve treatment results, reveals a new study; however, further research is needed to determine if such benefits continue once the texting stops.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has launched a massive database that will include cost information from all 36 of its participating health plans.
While medical school curriculums are beginning to make changes to better prepare physicians for the realities of healthcare today, practicing physicians are left to their own devices to hone several of these skills.
Hospitals that use their infectious disease specialists only to reduce hospital-acquired infections and prevent the spread of contagious diseases aren't maximizing their full potential, according to a blog post at Hospital & Health Networks Daily.
As innovation becomes an increasingly vital part of the healthcare landscape amid rapid change within the industry, several obstacles may keep efforts at innovation from taking off, according to Executive Insight.
Online communication via a patient portal was a preferred follow-up method for surgery patients, according to research published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Health insurers have taken the trend of payer-provider collaboration a step further, adding more nurses to their ranks than ever before.
As the population ages, the healthcare industry must step up its attention to geriatric and palliative care--and that includes preparing for patients who cannot voice their own wishes and have no family or advocates to do it for them.
A federal judge has thrown out a facet of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed two-midnight rule, meaning its implementation could be delayed again.
During his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis has urged operators of Catholic hospitals--which are among the biggest and most powerful of American healthcare providers--to increase their charity care for poor patients, USA Today has reported, and at least one Catholic healthcare system CEO, Ascension Health's Anthony Tersigni, is listening.