In the wake of a recent study that fou nd patient-centered medical homes don't significantly improve quality or save money, a congressional agency is now questioning the model and its payment mechanisms.
A recent study shows pain control is tied to patient satisfaction, and one way hospitals can help patients manage pain and boost their organizations' satisfaction scores is to follow the lead of an outcomes-driven, interdisciplinary approach developed by the VA to treat pain.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are more likely than physicians to advise patients who have chronic illnesses on how to live healthier lives, accor ding to a new study published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
Hospitals' lack of standardized infection control practices for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) may contribute to an increase in multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to a study from the the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Postsurgical pain evaluations correlate with overall patient satisfaction scores during hospital stays, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing, similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS.
Guest post by Lynn McVey, CEO and president of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, an acute care, 230-bed hospital in New Jersey For this month's blog post, I planned to continue my theme of...
St. Luke's hospital and Idaho's largest independent physicians' practice filed a motion this week to suspend a federal judge's order to dissolve its partnership while it appealed a ruling that their joint venture violated federal antitrust laws.
As healthcare becomes even more important in American politics, the number of doctors in Congress is on the rise, which could play a huge role in shaping the country's healthcare future, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
Closed hospitals in New Jersey are no longer abandoned buildings thanks to developers who purchase and reopen them as private medical facilities that provide similar services, the New York Times reports.