Nobody doubts that registry's potential to inform research and ensure quality, but do the time and resources that it takes to enter data constitute a burden for providers?
Excessively pricey bills, long waits for staff, rude doctors and difficulties setting up appointments drove people to rant about their hospitals on Yelp. But these factors are not included on surveys sent to patients discharged from U.S. hospitals.
The federal government, drugmakers and meat producers still don't have a clear handle on how to measure the appropriate use of antibiotics for feed animals in the fight against drug-resistant “superbugs,” according to a report from a White House advisory panel.
Dr. Robert Califf became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in February. The 64-year-old cardiologist brings to the job more than three decades of experience in clinical trial research at Duke University Medical Center. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson began by asking...
Many healthcare organizations are choosing to invest in secure messaging because of the business benefits—compliance, communication, and clinical systems integration. When crafting your business case for secure messaging, consider focusing on these three Cs as your drivers.
Patients with pacemakers, drug pumps and other medical devices face a very small risk of electrical malfunction when undergoing medical scanning, but it shouldn't stop them from getting necessary care, according to health regulators.
Biologic manufacturers may not be pleased with the long-awaited biosimilar labeling guidelines released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration.
The CDC released results of a nationwide challenge that sought out best practices on the management of a deadly hospital-acquired blood clot. Eight organizations won a $10,000 prize through the innovative contest, but critics wonder if such initiatives go after the low-hanging fruit.
The Franciscan Alliance won approval from Illinois regulators to close one south suburban Chicago hospital under a $137 million consolidation plan.
Despite some monumental efforts and tremendous advances in practices and technologies, medical errors remain a widespread and persistent problem.
Federal investigators say they are investigating the crash of a helicopter in southeast Alabama that reportedly killed three crew members and the patient they were transporting.
Q&A: 'Anybody who studies quality will tell you that variation is the absolute enemy of quality,' says new Sentara CEO
This month, longtime Sentara Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Howard Kern took the reins from CEO David Bernd, who served 43 years at Sentara, including 21 as CEO. Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner spoke with Kern about the transition and the constant challenge of improving clinical...