Advances in lung and breast cancer screening, neonatal and scoliosis imaging, tissue management, perinatal heart rate monitoring, blood supply management and fascial closures will be showcased this week at a conference highlighting innovation.
Regarding the recent online commentary “Yelp CEO says online reviews could beat 'gold standard' healthcare measures," patients' perceptions of their care do have value, and their complaints can be drivers for systemic change. A key word is “perception.” And reality for many people...
Up to 1 in 5 deaths from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries might be prevented with better, quicker trauma care that doesn't depend so much on where you live, according to government advisers—advice that takes on new urgency amid mass casualties like the massacre in Orlando.
The head of the federal agency responsible for providing healthcare to Native Americans believes legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would help fix severe shortcomings at its hospitals nationwide.
Months after a series of malfunctions led to the national recall of a heart valve device, providers are looking to expand its use by pushing the CMS to finalize a proposed increase in payment for the device.
Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers—the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Congress can fight antibiotic resistance by funding programs to curb unnecessary prescriptions, speeding up the drug development process and improving testing to determine whether a patient has a virus or a bacterial infection, federal health experts said Tuesday.
Teva Pharmaceutical says it will stop selling its migraine patch treatment Zecuity after users reported burns and scars where it was applied. The company says anyone who has a patch should not use it.
Ironically, in a field that is constantly evolving with new research and scientific knowledge, healthcare providers have a natural instinct to do things the same way they learned years ago and have always done them—and patients are paying the price.
Faced with a looming doctor shortage, some hospitals and health systems are turning to screening programs for aging surgeons as an alternative to setting a mandatory retirement age.
Electronic health record company Practice Fusion has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it posted patients' reviews of doctors online—including personal medical information—without telling the patients.
The CMS has finalized changes to the way it evaluates whether Medicare accountable care organizations are saving money, responding to persistent complaints that the program was harder for efficient providers because they had to compete against their own success.