Despite numerous attempts to fix care delays in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the system's patient backlog remains high, and internal politics may be to blame, a whistleblower told the Washington Examiner.
Standardized mortality ratios, used for decades in numerous countries, including the United States, are not an accurate reflection of preventable hospital deaths, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
A simple but distinct naming convention could help prevent medical errors in hospital neonatal intensive care units, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Montefiore Health System in New York and published online in Pediatrics ahead of its August issue.
Non-invasive ventilation as part of a multi-faceted intervention approach successfully reduced readmission rates among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
The percentage of uninsured adults decreased for Hispanic and black Americans in 2014, though there are still inequalities in healthcare access and utilization for certain populations, according to data released by the Department of Health and Human Services' National Health Interview Survey.
Major social and cultural demographic shifts in the United States are transforming the business side of healthcare, according to a column published in Forbes.
The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability.
At Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) in the Chicago area, a transfer record system documents every aspect of incoming patient transfers and provides data that helps the organization increase revenue and push for quality improvements, according to an article at Health IT Analytics.
Online physician ratings have reached new heights, with the launch of two new sites that will allow consumers to evaluate and compare surgeons based on never-before-available information on complications rates and patient outcomes.
How often do you walk out of an exam room, a meeting with your board of directors or interaction with an employee and take the time to ask yourself, "How could that have gone better?"...