Dr. David Feinberg's knack for improving patient-satisfaction scores and transforming the culture at the UCLA Hospital System was a major reason Geisinger Health System last week named him its next CEO, Geisinger leaders say.
Top performing hospitals have shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower mortality and readmission rates and higher average operating margins than their peers.
The man slated to take over as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency never reviewed the efficacy of manufacturers' instructions for cleaning and reprocessing medical endoscopes associated with the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in...
The popular stereotype of the role played by medical malpractice insurers in the nation's healthcare system is not positive. And it's true that hospitals and their insurers can be wary and contentious partners, tied together by financial necessity and the stark realities of a litigious society. But...
The not-for-profit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Tuesday awarded more than $64 million to five comparative-effectiveness studies looking at treatment models for cancer, back pain and strokes.
A North Carolina hospital is the latest provider to report several patients have been infected with the same deadly, drug-resistant superbug linked to several deaths at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles and Seattle.
The latest outbreak of a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection spread through contaminated endoscopes has prompted calls for re-evaluating the adequacy of currently recommended cleaning and reprocessing procedures.
More than 15 years after the Institute of Medicine's landmark report on patient safety, the National Patient Safety Foundation is convening a panel of experts in Boston this week to assess the state of the safety movement and where it needs to go.
Leaders at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where as many as 179 people were exposed to drug-resistant bacteria while undergoing endoscopic procedures, say the manufacturer-recommended protocols they followed to decontaminate the scopes proved to be inadequate.
The FDA has issued a Class I recall on more than 12,000 General Electric MRI systems because of a potentially life-threatening situation that can result when a part on the devices is not connected properly.
Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients—including two who died—with an antibiotic-resistant and potentially deadly superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. A total of 179 patients may be infected.