The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional healthcare executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement, whose reach now extends to dozens of countries across the globe. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice about the...
Women (and men) on social media are lashing out at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accusing the federal health agency of overstepping its boundaries. The agency warned women of child-bearing age who are not currently using birth control about the risks of drinking alcohol.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced that, in response to the nation's opioid abuse epidemic, it will change its policies on reviewing new painkillers and will work with experts to safely label opioid drugs, including those for pediatric use.
MyRounding makes software for use during hospital rounds. It can collect data on patients, create checklists on safety issues such as preventing hospital-acquired infections, track patient issues and assign tasks to specific employees.
Federal officials on Wednesday outlined a plan to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and designating a single organization to accredit Indian Health Service hospitals.
Just how long medical residents should be allowed to work during a shift has been hotly debated by professional organizations and patient safety experts. But policies that restrict residents' hours may cause more harm than good, according to a controversial new study.
Stryker Corp., the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical equipment and technology company, is making a push into preventive products for hospital-acquired infections with a $2.8 billion deal to acquire Sage Products.
Brooklyn hospitals in the borough's poorest neighborhoods have teetered on the edge of collapse for years, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to continue acting as the safety net for some of New York City's most vulnerable residents.
Two Alabama pharmacists have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges in connection with the 2011 deaths of nine Birmingham-area patients who allegedly received a contaminated intravenous drug.
About 70% of more than 5,700 agencies in the U.S. got four or five stars on patient satisfaction, according to federal ratings posted Thursday. But while patients may be giving high marks for satisfaction, previous data found the agencies to be only mediocre on outcomes.
The nation's largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks.