Hospitals hope new guidelines will standardize surgical care for children, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Two new studies revealed how hospitals can tailor their infectio n-control programs to best battle hos pital-acquired infections.
Several Tennessee hospitals recently expanded their vistation hours in an effort to better engage patients and families, the Times Free Press reported.
Community health workers may help patients with conditions like diabetes in ways more traditional healthcare practitioners cannot, according to a New York Times blog post.
Urgent care centers are drawing patients away from hospitals In Texas, where patients are increasingly opting for the centers for alergy treatments, stitches or x-rays of broken bones as a cheaper, speedier alternative to emergency departments.
As insurers move forward with bundled payment initiatives, they would benefit from learning from the experiences of programs that haven't succeeded, say two policy analyists in new Health Affairs blog.
Pilots and flight crews have long relied on the use of checklists and brief huddles to prevent errors and the concept has made its way to healthcare, particular in operating rooms. In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Joseph Loskove, M.D., chief of anesthesia for Memorial Healthcare System, explains the success the system has had with crew resource management protocols and why it has expanded them to all procedural areas of its six hospitals.
As hospitals around the country try to resolve healthcar e disparities, especially among minority populations, Massachusetts General Hospital implemented a series of initiatives to educate providers and staff about communicating with and caring for diverse patient populations, according to an art icle in Hospitals & Health Networks.
Leaders at Aetna and Banner Health Network report they have received some $5 million in Medicare Shared Savings funding for their successful accountable care collaboration in 2013, according to Heraldonline.com.
Republican Senators John Barrasso (Wyo.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) are wrote to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner Wednesday to request an update on how many people have enrolled in plans since implementation of the Affordable Care Act.