The hospitals most likely to be penalized under the federal hospital-acquired-condition reduction program are those that are Joint Commission accredited and do well on other publicly reported quality measures, a new study finds.
Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pushing a state bill that would require healthcare employers to implement plans to protect employees from workplace violence.
Two hackers proved they could wirelessly hack into vehicles and remotely take control of them. Scarier still? Hackers have demonstrated that they can tamper with medical devices the same way.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pushing a state bill that would mandate plans to protect employees from workplace violence. This follows the fatal shooting of a doctor at a Boston hospital this year and an increased focus on healthcare workplace violence at the federal and state levels.
Amid ongoing safety and cost concerns, Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci surgical robot, is rebounding financially from last year's sales slump.
After a medical error, hospital employees may suffer from anxiety, shame and depression. Such incidents can demoralize entire departments, and hospitals need a strategy for addressing them.
The VA faces a serious numbers problem—multiple in fact. It can't count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for healthcare. It also says some VA hospitals may have to close if the agency can't get $2.5 billion.
Federal authorities have suspended the license of a Miami-area blood bank for violations that include improperly notifying donors who may have been HIV-positive.
On a star-rating scale ranging from one to five, with five being the best, the national average for more than 9,000 home health agencies is three, according to new federal data released Thursday.
The Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle announced Thursday that it has won a five-year, $13 million contract to improve patient safety and control costs at five acute-care hospital trusts that are part of England's National Health Service Trust Development Authority.
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved legislation Tuesday to create a federal standard for voluntary labeling of foods containing genetically modified material. The bill would do away with a patchwork of laws currently in place throughout the country.