Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday disputed claims by members of Congress that his scandal-plagued agency hasn't dismissed enough employees, saying, "You can't fire your way to excellence."
A Senate committee's ideas on boosting the interoperability of electronic health-record systems and increasing their usability harken back to a 2004 plan authored by the father of the modern health IT movement.
St. Luke's Hospital, a healthcare provider in the St. Louis area, announced an affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute.
Express Scripts has been named in a lawsuit alleging the company and other major pharmacy benefits managers have colluded to limit coverage of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies.
The biggest difference between hospitals with more nurses and those with fewer was felt by the sickest patients getting the riskiest surgeries. The better staffed the hospital, the less likely the patient would die or need to be sent to intensive-care services.
Doctors facing death may be less likely to seek surgery or visit the intensive-care unit during the last six months of their lives when compared to non-clinicians. They are also less likely to ultimately die in a hospital, according to studies posted Tuesday in JAMA that looked at use of...
Concerns over the threat hackers pose to medical devices were the basis for draft guidance issued Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that would call on manufacturers to report to the agency cybersecurity vulnerabilities that endanger patient safety.
Medical manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to restructure its medical-device businesses after several quarters of declining sales. Johnson & Johnson says it will use the money it saves to fund investments in “new growth opportunities” and new products in the...
The White House is looking to bolster Medicare's accountable care programs by promoting ACOs to the 8.9 million beneficiaries who may be covered by the organizations, but may not know it.
A French hospital says a patient has died after taking part in an experimental drug trial, and five other participants remain hospitalized.
When Salt Lake City residents search the Web for physician reviews, they're likely to come across a set of ratings from an unlikely source: the University of Utah Health Care's website. But in the three years since UUHC moved to systemwide public reviews, measures of patient satisfaction have...
A new lawsuit this week alleges that Boston Scientific ran a conspiracy to use counterfeit materials from China to make its transvaginal surgical mesh devices, which have been the target of criticism and thousands of lawsuits from injured patients in recent years.