Residents of two rural communities in the Southwest face limited options to obtain convenient medical care after services were completely or partially shuttered.
The federal government says healthcare facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking.
Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.
Dr. Jason Adelman had long suspected that the naming system most hospitals use to temporarily identify newborns in the neonatal intensive-care unit could lead to confusion and wrong-patient errors. A new naming system showed how right he was.
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There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...
Of all the loud and annoying sounds in everyday life, few have the ability to command our attention like a scream—whether it's a crying baby, shrieking preteens or late-night revelers. It turns out there's a reason for that.
As expected, the CMS' sweeping rule to modernize the regulation of Medicaid managed-care plans is drawing flak from state Medicaid directors and insurers who say it would impose heavy-handed federal control and could hurt patient care.
There's a systemic breakdown that's causing mishandling of potentially deadly biological materials at federal research labs, according to federal investigators.
Several of the country's largest physician organizations are collaborating to address the recent rise in drug-overdose deaths that are due, in part, to the increased use of prescription opioid painkillers.
The hospitals most likely to be penalized under the federal hospital-acquired-condition reduction program are those that are Joint Commission accredited and do well on other publicly reported quality measures, a new study finds.
Efforts to pay physicians for quality outcomes face challenges—such as complex compensation models, poor alignment of goals and lack of clearly defined measures—that can result in failed efforts. Thus, adoption of pay-for-quality programs for physicians has lagged.