After a South Dakota hospital recently ran a standard clinical report through a federal healthcare safety database, it discovered that its patients had a high number of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections.
Even as the death toll rises, opioid addiction isn't treated with urgency like other chronic and deadly diseases. Health insurers make patients and families jump through too many hoops to get coverage for needed inpatient and outpatient care for addiction, including medication-assisted treatment.
A panel of CIOs discuss a variety of issues bedeviling healthcare systems and their vendors.
If funding were all that mattered, Kyle Rolfing would have based Bright Health somewhere other than Minneapolis. But for Rolfing, president of the consumer-oriented health insurance company, success starts with talent.
Dr. Jennifer Hauler, an osteopathic physician, was juggling several leadership roles in 2014 when she decided to get an MBA.
In her long career in nursing, Colleen Conway-Welch figured out sometimes it's good to bend the rules a bit. She first realized that early in her career, as she cared for a patient nearing death.
From 1988 through 2016, 103 healthcare luminaries were inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. They represent trailblazers from all sectors of the industry, including familiar names dating to the American Revolution and the Civil War...
Healthcare isn't the only thing provided at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. History is also available in large doses throughout the campus.
The two honorees being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame for 2017 dedicated their careers to promoting two key building blocks for organizational success in healthcare: leadership diversity and effective nurse leaders.
As an assistant professor and later director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri's School of Health Related Professions in the 1970s, Thomas Dolan looked around and saw a lot of similar students.
The architects and construction companies who make their living designing and building healthcare facilities are bullish in their outlook on healthcare construction, despite the uncertainty surrounding healthcare policy in Washington, D.C.
Hospitals and physician groups across the country are beefing up merit pay for quality and patient satisfaction in their physician compensation plans. But Geisinger Health System is doing something radically different.