Opioids accounted for 24% of medication malpractice claims, making it the leading cause of such claims from 2012 to 2016.
The University of Illinois' new medical school in Urbana-Champaign has earned preliminary accreditation that allows it to accept applications for its first class.
Doctors need to take a more active role in addressing guns and gun violence with their patients, according to one of the nation's leading medical journals.
Many schools are reforming their coursework to fill gaps in traditional programs and better prepare students for adapting to new technology, payment models, leadership roles and collaborative approaches to care delivery.
These leadership tools from major medical schools help prepare med students for real-world practice.
New research raises the idea that clinical decisionmaking can be improved with interventions that focus more on the human traits that influence our choices.
Mainland healthcare providers are leading relief efforts in Puerto Rico as the public health situation threatens to become increasingly more hazardous.
Accountable care organizations are slowly entering more risk-based contracts, but delivery system reform isn't keeping pace with payment model changes.
The natural disaster in Puerto Rico has knocked out the manufacturing capacity for small volumes of sodium chloride and dextrose at one of two major suppliers. That could send a ripple effect throughout the U.S. healthcare industry.
With high-deductible insurance generally requiring patients these days to pay for all care until June, hospitals are relying on revenue-cycle cost estimators to have frank payment conversations with patients before treatment.
The agency notified 74 manufacturers of so-called immediate-release opioids that their drugs will now be subject to the tougher requirements, although doctors would not be compelled to take part in the training.
The departure of Robert Coward caught investors by surprise, given that Envision has not pointed to specific problems with its crucial physician-staffing business in recent quarters.