Despite "substantial progress" in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in critical care patients over the past 20 years, room for improvement remains at medium and large teaching hospitals, according to a study.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives believes that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services should extend processes developed under the eRx and Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment programs to accelerate and improve health information exchange and interoperability among providers.
For hospitals in Boston, this week has been far from business as usual. With a massive manhunt for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing underway, hospitals are joining schools and local businesses on lockdown to ensure the safety of patients, family and staff.
Humana can pursue a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the pharmaceutical giant's appeal of a lower court decision that let the insurer's suit...
With roughly 144 patients injured from the Boston Marathon bombings--and 62 victims still at Boston hospitals, including 12 people in critical condition-- hospital disaster planning has been put to ...
In part 2 of this exclusive interview with Brent Grimes, administrative director of patient account services at Integris Health, he discusses how the integrated hospital system is preparing for ICD-10 implementation and how to manage through uncertainty.
A Minnesota hospital is investigating a gap in systems that allowed a stillborn baby to wind up at its off-site laundry service, the Associated Press reported.
The 33 health insurance exchanges that will be run by the federal government will be up and ready by on time, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before a House panel.
Six Republican Senators have formally requested that U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provide a written plan to address how the agency is implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
The owner and chief financial officer of Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago, along with four affiliated physicians, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks for referrals of Medicare and Medicaid patients.