As the number of ambulatory surgery centers continues to grow around the nation, HHS wants to create a new patient safety database to track quality of care at the facilities.
Nurse leaders at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., launched their written partnership agreement with drug-addicted infection patients four years ago in their close-observation unit.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville requires addicted patients admitted for medical treatment of drug-use associated infections to submit to tough new conduct rules.
Some U.S. physicians would like hospitals to consider opening safe-injection sites on their campuses to reduce the chance of addicted patients overdosing on illicit drugs while receiving medical treatment, as two Canadian hospitals recently have done.
A growing cadre of nurse practitioners—typically, registered nurses who have completed a master's degree in nursing—tack on up to a year of clinical and other training, often in primary care.
The Joint Commission starting next year will cite hospitals if they fail to use specific naming conventions to identify newborns.
A focus on culture has allowed hospitals to repeat several times on the annual IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
The American Medical Association warned against "one-size-fits-all" federal mandates to curb opioid prescribing, saying a 22% drop in opioid prescriptions shows the group's approach to the epidemic is working.
The American Cancer Society recommended that individuals begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, five years earlier than previous guidelines. The change reflects a rise in colon and rectal cancer cases and deaths among adults under 50.
Clinicians should do more to identify premature infants that are at low risk of developing sepsis to prevent unnecessary antibiotic exposure, which has been associated with increased risks of death, according to a new study.
A joint replacement surgery can cost as little as $5,000 or as much as $30,000 depending on the hospital due to differences in practice patterns and devices used, according to a new Premier report.
The American Heart Association, UPMC and Philips will invest in emerging companies developing tools for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and stroke.