A new study examines the role of specific antibiotics in the development of Clostridium difficile infections, a drug-resistant, bacterial "superbug" that now rivals Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as the most common and severe infection resistant to antibiotics.
Hospital emergency departments have great potential as a potential source to shed light on police shootings, according to National Public Radio.
Three Medicaid reimbursement policy changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring would save the federal government $1.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to a new report by consultancy Avalere Health.
With billions of dollars in revenue on the line nationwide, one physician shares his strategies to cut down on no-show patients at his practice.
Surgical safety checklists can save lives and reduce lengths of stay but only if they are properly implemented in the operating room, according to a new study.
It may now be easier for hospitals to improve outcomes at lower costs by claiming both "urban" and "rural" status, thanks to a ruling by the 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
A computer glitch that arose when the Department of Veterans Affairs switched to ICD-10 last October canceled a large number of patient consults and procedure orders, reports DisabledVeterans.org.
If the stigma surrounding addiction is one of the biggest obstacles to addressing it, the medical lexicon surrounding substance use disorders must also shift away from terminology that connotes blame and shame, according to an article from The Boston Globe.
As high-deductible health plans become a more common fixture in the healthcare industry, the debate continues as to whether such benefit designs reduce care costs and usage--and how that influences consumers' health, according to a new issue brief from Health Affairs.
The use of care coordinators to assist insured individuals with chronic conditions can dramatically lower the cost of care, according to a blog post at Health Affairs. The chronically ill employee population can account for as much as 40 percent of an organization's entire healthcare costs.