Federal regulators Monday ordered makers of some duodenoscopes to conduct post-market research on how disinfecting those devices works in medical settings. The move is in response to several recent outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections due to the scopes.
The newest movement in healthcare is the quest for “value,” paying for the best outcomes at the best price. Nearly everyone agrees this is a good idea. But our $3 trillion delivery system is not built on ideas, it's built on dollars, most of which still come from fee-for-service. So...
The ACLU claims Trinity Health violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by refusing to terminate pregnancies for women suffering life-threatening complications.
Federal regulators will begin destroying some medications that can't be imported into the U.S. because of quality concerns. The FDA says the new process will allow them to focus its limited resources.
Women receive significantly fewer aggressive treatments after a heart attack than men despite the fact that a greater percentage of women die from the events. Researchers say gender differences will play a greater role as healthcare moves toward an era of personalized or precision medicine.
Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics is teaming up with Inovalon, a Bowie, Md.-based analytics software provider, to launch a patient-specific data service.
Backscatter machines previously used in U.S. airports to check passengers for potential threats don't expose passengers to too much radiation, according to a report released Tuesday. The 148-page report comes as the Transportation Security Administration considers a second-generation model that...
A Pittsburgh-area medical system is re-opening its organ transplant program, six days after closing it because of concerns that mold contributed to the deaths of three transplant patients who had fungal infections.
Hospitals are on multiple pathways, and each is at a different starting point and moving at a different speed, depending on the community and market in which it operates. But all are engaged in massive experimentation, writes American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack.
Despite its title, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” you have to dig deep into the Institute of Medicine's first-ever report on the problem of misdiagnosed patients to find proposals that will have an immediate impact on the problem.
A Chicago facility looking to save time on the surgical floor finds that Lean quality-improvement methodologies—which put front-line staff in control of change—can have benefits, but that the process isn't necessarily a painless one.
During a Food and Drug Administration hearing Thursday to scrutinize the safety and efficacy of the Essure female contraceptive, Essure's maker, Bayer, revealed it had received more than 17,000 adverse-event reports from women around the globe.