Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, has opened an institute with Texas A&M University Health System to increase clinical trial engagement among Hispanics in south Texas.
In what many are calling the biggest abortion decision in years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law that limited women's access to the procedure. Many states have similar restrictions.
A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.
Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, Calif., has agreed to pay $1 million and adopt homeless patient discharge protocols to settle allegations by the city of Los Angeles that the hospital improperly discharged a homeless patient.
Sutter Health and Alameda Health System have teamed to install software at six Oakland, Calif., area hospitals to try to reroute patients who frequent their emergency departments to other appropriate care and services.
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, has been denied full accreditation by the Joint Commission after it found 29 areas where the hospital is out of compliance.
An alarming 50% of American physicians and caregivers experience burnout—and that number is growing. Burnout produces dissatisfied and unfulfilled patients, families and care teams while also compromising care quality, including increased medication errors and hospital-associated infections.
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.
Up to 1 in 5 deaths from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries might be prevented with better, quicker trauma care that doesn't depend so much on where you live, according to government advisers—advice that takes on new urgency amid mass casualties like the massacre in Orlando.
The head of the federal agency responsible for providing healthcare to Native Americans believes legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would help fix severe shortcomings at its hospitals nationwide.
Months after a series of malfunctions led to the national recall of a heart valve device, providers are looking to expand its use by pushing the CMS to finalize a proposed increase in payment for the device.
Congress can fight antibiotic resistance by funding programs to curb unnecessary prescriptions, speeding up the drug development process and improving testing to determine whether a patient has a virus or a bacterial infection, federal health experts said Tuesday.