Hospital CEOs can shrink their hospital's expenses without sacrificing clinical care and patient services. But results aren't always guaranteed.
Encouraging hand hygiene among hospital employees is a top priority in the healthcare industry, but improving it may require closer monitoring and the threat of penalties for non-compliance.
As hospitals become increasingly willing to listen to nurses' opinions in healthcare facility design, a book coming out this fall will help guide nurses through the redesign process. Multiple contributors will discuss topics including innovations led by nurses and trends affecting design.
Two more participants may exit the Pioneer ACO program due to lackluster financial performance--just days after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its accountable care organizations saved $411 million last year.
What if patients thought of getting healthcare, even paying insurance premiums, more like treating themselves to new jewelry than forking out cash for a necessary evil? That's one aspiration of Zoom (formerly Zoomcare), the Portland–Oregon based company planning to redesign a full array of medical and health insurance services to create an "insanely great experience" for its target customer base, according to an article from Fast Company.
Working late hours doesn't affect surgeons' skills, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Health Resources Services Administration has released its long-awaited "mega-guidance" for the 340B discount drug program.
Pharmacy costs will likely continue to increase next year, with specialty drugs driving much of that cost growth, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt.
Rural hospitals continue to be under intense financial pressure, and two facilities have shut down in recent weeks in Nevada and Arizona as a result.
The issue of observation care has proven to be a financial sore point for hospitals, but a new study suggests it is creating similar issues for patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.