The White House has released a new plan to combat antibiotic-resistant infections such as the recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes.
As employers increase their spending on employee wellness programs and lessen the penalties for not participating in the programs, do they hinder their overall return on investment? It's hard to say for sure.
Hospital leaders have proposed a new set of care principles to reflect the post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape, according to an opinion piece in JAMA co-written by former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick.
The patient safety program at the Adventist Health System saved lives and also $108 million in total costs between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study pubilshed in the Journal of Patient Safety.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a scourge in hospitals, infecting thousands of patients a year, but a new study suggests that it may be too expensive to treat aggressively.
The case of Tanya Lemon, a DeWitt, New York nurse whose disabled patient died when Lemon fell asleep on the job, has reignited the debate on how to reduce fatigue among healthcare workers, according to the Associated Press.
Communication--or rarely the lack thereof--between hospital clinicians and primary care providers often results in poor care coordination after discharge and a greater chance of patient readmissions, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Many healthcare executives struggle to get a variety of stakeholders to come to the table and adopt a common set of goals, but Texas Medical Center CEO Robert Robbins takes on that familiar task on a far greater scale--and he must do so in a city that faces its own health crisis.
Electronic health records are not doing a good job of creating accurate and clear graphs of patient information, which may adversely impact patient safety, according to a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).
At a White House event Wednesday, President Barack Obama kicked off the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a wide-reaching, public-private collaboration that the administration hopes will speed up the transition to value-based payment models.