Patient safety is jeopardized by diagnostic errors, opioid misuse and other gaps in care, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute.
It's been 19 years since the landmark report “To Err is Human” shook up the industry. Since that time, considerable attention has been paid to reducing medical mistakes, but the industry still has a long way to go.
Two leading Senate Democrats have asked Aetna to hand over information about its prior-authorization process, citing concerns that their practices may have violated federal law.
Navicent Health, which operates a teaching hospital in central Georgia, plans to take advantage of GE Healthcare's advanced analytics. This is the sixth risk-sharing, multi-year contract GE Healthcare has embarked on over two years that involves providers.
Congress' budget deal included several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that experts say will motivate beneficiaries to be more proactive about their health.
The CMS introduced the annual wellness visit in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act to promote prevention and wellness among the Medicare population. Yet physician offices that care for low-income, sicker populations aren't seeing patients take advantage of those free visits.
In a new report, the NQF calls on Medicaid programs to work more with healthcare organizations and communities to better manage social disparities.
The need for blood in hospitals has been falling over time, according to a recent study by the RAND Corp. It cites new technologies, adoption of less-invasive surgical techniques and reduction in the need for blood transfusions.
Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in 2017.
Mayo Clinic has loosened its dress and decorum policy to allow for visible tattoos, so long as they do not have words or images that convey violence, profanity or sexually explicit content.
Turnover among hospital and health system chief executive officers (CEOs) is higher than in other industries.1 Along with navigating ever-changing policies and regulations, hospital CEOs must work with multiple payers, meet community obligations, stay current with evolving technology,...
In 2016, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) issued itsfirst-ever guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation. The guidelines provide new guidance foracute-care providers in determining the most appropriate post-acute venue for a growing