Facing greater financial incentives to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, some health systems and health plans have hired community health workers to improve care delivery and address the multiple social factors that can affect health.
Behavioral health stakeholders are uniting behind a bill first introduced in 2013 by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), a psychologist who spent more than a year holding hearings on mental illness after the Sandy Hook shootings. But while many professional and patient-advocacy groups back the measure, others...
These days, older patients may find they are navigating a minefield in hospitals and other medical facilities that have been designed to be friendly to healthcare workers but not seniors.
Holy Cross Hospital's investment in an eight-bed Seniors Emergency Center in Silver Spring, Md., increased hospital visits.
Hospitals across the country have been rapidly consolidating for some time, but more of them are doing so now from a position of financial strength as they see increased volume and an improved payer mix under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Jerrit Tan, a first-generation Chinese-American, used to skip school to act as a translator for his immigrant parents and extended family when they visited a doctor. Now he has developed a smartphone app that provides medical interpretation services in 15 languages.
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is like the dog that caught up to the car he was chasing. Now what?
Accountable care organizations across the country are in sharply different stages of aggregating and using patient data to improve quality of care and reduce costs.
For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.
A growing number of university engineering and medical schools are launching new collaboratives after recognizing both perspectives are required for success in developing new medical technologies.
A growing number of hospitals are buying robots that kill bacteria such as C-difficile as they seek new tools to stop costly and deadly hospital-acquired infections. But there are questions about how best to use the new disinfection robots.
As more employers explore the advantages of self-insurance and administrative services only contracts, insurers have to find innovative ways to appeal to employers and help them reduce costs and improve care.