Kaiser Permanente has resolved some of the problems with its mental health services that led to $4 million in fines in 2013, but it still has work to do, the state contends.
Data Points for the week of Feb., 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare worker injuries, workers' compensation, workplace injuries
Higher wages are needed to sustain a viable home-care workforce, especially as demand for home services continues to grow with an aging population, home-care worker advocates have argued. A new report demonstrates just how serious the wage issue is for home-care workers.
The U.S. spends more healthcare dollars in hospitals than anywhere else, and that makes hospitals an attractive target of efforts to increase productivity. Federal statistics suggest they've lagged behind the rest of the economy, but new research has a different take.
Hiring across healthcare in January continued the uptick seen at the end of last year, adding 38,300 new jobs across ambulatory care, hospitals and skilled nursing.
Dr. Margaret Hamburg will step down as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration after nearly six years in the post. Hamburg will leave office at the end of March.
Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center have voted to put a strike threat on the table amid what they've termed difficult negotiations with management.
Physicians who practice at student health clinics on the 10 campuses of the University of California system raised concerns about staffing, student health fees and unfair labor practices during their first contract negotiations with the system.
An increasing number of healthcare companies are being fined for hiring people on U.S. government exclusion lists as HHS' Office of Inspector General steps up its monitoring of hiring.
More than 8,000 unionized nursing home employees in New York City and on Long Island have given the OK for a possible strike, as contract talks continue.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court's ruling that allowed M&G Polymers USA's retirees' healthcare benefits to continue indefinitely because the duration of the benefits wasn't explicitly spelled out in a collective-bargaining agreement.
A nursing faculty shortage is producing a circular crisis, as students are being turned away from understaffed nursing schools at a time when more nurses are needed in the U.S. healthcare system.