Officials for St. John Providence Health System have been told that St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair, Mich., is back in compliance with Medicare standards and a decision to terminate the hospital's participation in Medicare has been rescinded.
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.
When a medical error results in death, it's not reported explicitly as a cause of death to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or on death certificates, and it is not easily tracked through the ICD coding system.
Other high-risk industries set age limits. Should there be one for doctors? More than 99,000 U.S. physicians 70 and older had an active license to practice medicine in 2014. Some experts are concerned age-related issues like vision loss and poor mobility might lead to patient safety lapses. Share...
A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration.
Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
Just six months after taking over the head office at Presence Health system, CEO Michael Englehart is rethinking being "Lean." The Chicago-based system's 11 hospitals had been practicing a manufacturing industry management style known as Lean. The goal was to address challenges to delivering...
Fostering a culture of transparency on performance measures is one of the key strategies used by the health systems that made this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems.
The rise in suicides over the past decade is a stark reversal of the declines seen during the 1980s. Some blame the way the primary-care system approaches depression, which if left untreated, contributes to a vast majority of suicide attempts.
The volume of measures that exist, promulgated by lack of alignment and poor coordination, has created an environment of measure madness, “consuming precious resources that could be directed toward meaningful efforts to continuously enhance quality and patient safety,” according to a...
Hospital employees harmed by violence on the job suffer more time away from work than workers in other occupations, according to a report.
National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses diagnostic errors and unintended harm from EHRs as well as other patient-safety issues. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.