Despite policy analysts calling for more liberal scope-of-practice regulations for nurse practitioners to meet growing demand, new research reveals a nurse-doctor disconnect over giving NPs more professional leeway.
The number of hospital-employed physicians continue to rise, but these hospital-physician relationships are rife with pitfalls. Hospital leaders need to reach out to involve physicians in decisions and policy-making in order to sustain these relationships.
A new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds background noise in the operating room, such as loud surgical tools, talkative team members or music, can significantly impair communication among the surgical team.
College football hall of famer Coach Lou Holtz offers healthcare execs tips to strengthen their leadership teams.
President Obama said he is "110 percent committed" to his healthcare law, pushing its benefits and urging consumers on Friday to ignore critics who are distorting the truth about the legislation.
The University of Virginia Medical Center (UVMC) gave case managers a more empowered role and found they improved their ED in three ways: care coordination, patient transitions and patient engagement.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is providing $150 million in funding to help health centers offer eligibility and enrollment assistance to uninsured patients and residents in their approved service areas, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced yesterday.
The fighting continues on Capitol Hill as Republicans refuse to offer input on a panel created to slow the growth of Medicare spending and prepare for a vote to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law.
Primary care physicians generate more revenue for their hospitals than specialists at $1.57 million versus $1.42 million, respectively, according to a May report from recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.
National Nurses Week has brought votes to approve nurse strikes at East Bay, Calif.-based Sutter Health hospitals and also at University of California's medical centers and health centers.