Sepsis, a life-threatening infection that is often acquired during a patient's hospital stay, remains the most costly condition for hospitals to treat.
Executives from Kettering, Merck, Henry Ford and Premier share insights on today's top healthcare trends, and highlight the innovations unfolding at the 2016 Breakthroughs conference.
After expanding Medicaid, residents of Oregon are largely able to find a doctor and have dropped ER visits, despite a more than 50% increase in the number of people using the program, according to a new analysis by the state.
More than 4,000 healthcare leaders gathered in National Harbor, Md., to foster innovation and disruption through collaboration with their peers.
When it comes to most of healthcare, a “don't ask, don't tell” approach to suicidal thoughts has been all too common.
Premier is launching a new data sharing initiative to help hospitals meet federal reimbursement requirements. An earlier iteration is credited with preventing 176,000 deaths and saving $15 billion at 350 hospitals over eight years.
Most people know the early signs of heart attacks and strokes, but they aren't as familiar with sepsis, a medical condition that kills more than 258,000 people in the U.S. each year.
Advances in lung and breast cancer screening, neonatal and scoliosis imaging, tissue management, perinatal heart rate monitoring, blood supply management and fascial closures will be showcased this week at a conference highlighting innovation.
Regarding the recent online commentary “Yelp CEO says online reviews could beat 'gold standard' healthcare measures," patients' perceptions of their care do have value, and their complaints can be drivers for systemic change. A key word is “perception.” And reality for many people...
The CMS has finalized changes to the way it evaluates whether Medicare accountable care organizations are saving money, responding to persistent complaints that the program was harder for efficient providers because they had to compete against their own success.
The Lown Institute in Brookline, Mass., champions the idea that doing as much as possible for the patient can also mean doing as little as possible to the patient. Dr. Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute, discusses the group's work, medical overuse and patient engagement.
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 603 hospitals decreased the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections by employing a team-based approach.