The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.
Since it came a few weeks past April Fools' Day, the announcement of an anti-aging gin appears to be on the level. The 80-proof concoction is the brainchild of Warner Leisure Hotels, a chain based in the United Kingdom. It touts Anti-aGin as the “alcoholic equivalent of a facial.”
The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
The sequencing of the human genome—an achievement that capped a 13-year, $3 billion international effort funded by the federal government—represents the most significant breakthrough in healthcare over the past 40 years, according to Modern Healthcare readers.
American healthcare construction companies are going green. But they're now less likely to go abroad.
North American healthcare organizations have become incredibly proficient at integrating their networks—within a state, region or country. But global integration has remained a pipe dream. Until now.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Bath in England revealed that wearing a helmet actually increases the desire to take risks, and therefore makes helmet-wearers less safe.
The spread of Zika will have a modest drag on economies in Latin America, with tourism-dependent Caribbean nations most at risk, the World Bank said Thursday. It made $150 million immediately available to help fight the virus.
Devicemaker Stryker Corp. announced Monday that it will acquire Physio-Control International, a maker of vital-sign monitors and defibrillators, for $1.28 billion.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.
Ascension is looking to its Caribbean joint venture with India's Narayana Health to provide a model for enhancing hospital productivity. But bringing the model home would require major changes in physician and nurse behavior, an overhaul in surgical and postoperative care, and regulatory reforms.