The holidays bring joy and good tidings, a chance to celebrate wtih faily and friends. But it's also a time when people encounter unexpected hazards and unusual stress.
After seeing a spike in hospital-acquired infections, leaders at Nationwide Children's Hospital decided they needed to take drastic action.
At first, Vincent Karst, 55, was recovering well from his open-heart surgery in March 2015. He resumed the activities he enjoyed, such as visiting car shows and eating out. But some months later, his condition mysteriously deteriorated.
Henry Ford is one of dozens of other hospitals, medical groups and nursing homes nationally that have dropped out of the bundled-payment model program over the past three years for a variety of reasons.
Falling demand for blood is creating financial challenges and fueling uncertainty for organizations depended on to maintain the nation's blood supply, according to a new study sponsored by the federal government.
Computer keyboards might be filthier than toilet handles, but smartphones also have a germ story of their own to tell. That story might save a life or put a perpetrator in jail.
The CMS on Tuesday released a list of nearly 100 reporting measures under consideration for Medicare's quality and value-based purchasing programs.
When doctors attempt to remove the device by pulling, “it's like grabbing a Slinky and trying to pull it when it's attached to cement,” said one OB-GYN. “It unravels, and it just snaps on you.”
A new analysis by Consumer Reports named 31 teaching hospitals that ranked among worst-performing hospitals on central line-associated infections.
By having their cases heard in state court, the plaintiffs can join a larger, recently coordinated group of cases in California filed against Bayer over harm allegedly caused by its sterilization device Essure.
AHRQ—pronounced “arc” by wonks—is quietly lauded by fans and vocally scorned by detractors. Its mission of figuring out how to improve the healthcare system is all the more daunting for its relatively puny annual budget that for several years has hovered around $430 million.
The program, at Northwestern University, leverages the expertise of professionals from outside of healthcare to bring a fresh approach to solving problems within healthcare.