The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
Home health provider Amedisys recently launched a program that gives heart failure patients tools to manage their own health and well-being.
The Leapfrog Group's latest Maternity Care Report found the rate of episiotomies and C-sections varied greatly between hospitals in the same city and region.
A small but growing cadre of executives are taking the patient experience to the next level, and linking satisfaction with quality and safety.
Overtime among nurses is relatively common, but the practice can lead to decreased collaboration with other nurses or physicians even if it's just an hour over the nurse's shift, according to new research.
Humana's incentive program will award hospitals annual rate hikes based on how they perform on measures assessing patient safety, experience and outcomes.
Only one of New York City's 11 graded hospitals received an "A" in the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report. Three of Los Angeles' 12 hospitals and six of Chicago's 18 hospitals scored top marks.
April is National Minority Health Month. Along with the ongoing challenge of eliminating disparities in care, both insurance and access to care also vary based on race.
The average salary for primary-care and specialty doctors in the U.S. increased this year. But women and minority physicians still earn significantly less than white and male doctors, a new report found.
Although the initial results from the family experience surveys on Hospice Compare show overall strong performance, experts say a low-response rate could be tilting results higher.
Since the landmark report To Err is Human shook up the industry in 1999, healthcare has been on a bumpy road to improving quality and safety.
Patient safety is jeopardized by diagnostic errors, opioid misuse and other gaps in care, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute.