The results from a new clinical trial raise more doubts about the daily use of aspirin to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease.
Health systems have started to re-evaluate how they engage and interact with patients in their care as consumer expectations increasingly demand more personalized and less fragmented healthcare experiences.
A group of 41 leading healthcare organizations will work together to improve the quality of medical diagnoses. The coalition, called ACT for Better Diagnosis, will focus on identifying the main causes of diagnostic errors and working toward solutions.
It has been centuries—reportedly dating back to the fifth century—since the first cataract removal. As far back as the mid-1700s, patients went under the knife to remove lenses that had become hard and opaque, leaving them with restored but limited, and mostly unfocused, vision after...
Year after year, nursing homes around the country have failed to prevent bedsores and other infections that can lead to sepsis, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune has found.
Women and older adults only make up a small percentage of patients in clinical trials for heart failure even though they make up a large portion of patients who suffer from the conditions, according to a new study.
The board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute agreed to award $85 million for 16 new studies on treatment options for conditions like opioid abuse and cancer.
With changing health care reimbursement models, growing consumer demand, and advances in digital technologies, virtual care is a must-have for health systems. But how can hospitals and health systems gain physician buy-in? It might be easier than you think.
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities can deploy digital signage in a wide variety of ways to improve patient satisfaction, safety, staff morale, branding and more. Some of the primary uses of digital signage in healthcare settings are: wayfinding, information boards, patient tracking, safety...
Although healthcare costs continue to rise, the number of Americans having trouble paying their bills dropped between 2011 and the first half of 2017. Some of that can be attributed to increased coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Still, medical debt continues to be a pervasive problem.
The consequences of failure in healthcare can be dire. Providing health care has gravity, driving many healthcare organizations to strive to become a High-Reliability Organization, or HRO. HROs are organizations that operate in complex, high-risk environments with fewer than normal accidents or...
A focus on culture has allowed hospitals to repeat several times on the annual IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.