As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.
If your Thanksgiving doesn't go as planned and someone gets hurt, the ICD-10 may have it covered.
In response to the immediate danger of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued tightened guidance for personal protective equipment and related protocols. Its guidance addresses the specific risks of a single pathogen, but is only one precautionary step in the larger context of...
New penalties for hospital readmissions and other poor outcomes are drawing the attention of leading cardiac physicians and researchers to a need for better ways to measure the quality of heart care delivered in the U.S.
Hospitals in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia saw the highest average Medicare readmission penalties over the past two reporting periods, according to researchers studying the impact of the program on urban institutions.
Federal health officials say funding for historic Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas hospital is no longer in jeopardy because broad changes were made to improve patient safety.
Serving those in need is part of the job description for J. Michael Jernigan. But his work in fulfilling that mission extends far beyond his office.
Since 2009, Dr. James Merlino has been the chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, which was among the first healthcare organizations to create a CXO role.
A handful of late-breaking clinical trials to be presented this week during the American Heart Association's annual scientific session in Chicago could significantly change the way cardiac patients are treated.
Like most CEOs, I've seen a lot written about the virtues of a strong organizational culture. But it often seemed to be represented as something less than tangible, and almost a “nice to have.”
Since 2009, Dr. James Merlino has been the chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, which was among the first healthcare organizations to create a CXO role. He will leave that position this year to join performance improvement firm Press Ganey. He is also the author of a new book called...
As more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals celebrate their designation as a “Top Performer” from the nation's leading hospital accreditation body, some critics say the recognition does not necessarily provide an accurate picture of quality among the nation's healthcare providers.