Sepsis remains one the most challenging and lethal illnesses in hospitals across the country. It's hard to diagnose, mimics other conditions and is complicated to treat.
Commentary: Medicare's 'big data' tools to fight and prevent fraud yield over $1.5 billion in savings
Taking “big data” mainstream has given the CMS the ability to better connect with public and private predictive analytics experts and data scientists, as well as collaborate more closely with law enforcement.
Consolidation—the acquisition of one competing business entity by another—is an ongoing issue in the health insurance and hospital markets. After consolidation, it's common that fewer choices and provider networks are available.
Much has been written and discussed about the value of diverse leadership and thinking to stimulate creativity and innovation, but there's little to show in terms of improvement in the makeup of governing boards and C-suites.
Fifteen years ago, the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was enacted to protect healthcare workers across the U.S. from preventable needlestick injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. But despite initial progress, the momentum behind doing the right thing for our caregivers has slowed...
The Obama administration and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell have admirable goals for our nation's healthcare system, but Burwell might be fighting a headwind of her department's own making.
The new heroes of American healthcare do not have medical degrees. They are the indispensable go-to workers of the new American healthcare system because they are inexpensive to use and can be plugged into many different workflows within a medical setting. They are medical assistants.
A report issued by the Dartmouth Atlas Project this year found that as people age, many continue to receive care that does not align with their own preferences. This is especially true at the end stages of serious illnesses.
The emergency department sits at the crossroads of outpatient and inpatient medicine. However, the unsubstantiated perception is that many who go to the ED are misusing this resource. EDs are frequently described as expensive and often the target of public health officials trying to reduce...
It's widely recognized that the U.S. pays more for healthcare than other developed nations, yet achieves comparatively worse health outcomes, leading for calls to lower costs to improve value. But what if we increased quality at the same cost?
Oklahoma's rural healthcare is going up in flames, and state leaders won't take the steps necessary to douse the fire, says Landon Hise, a hospital CEO from that state.
A lot of attention is being paid to how health insurance products in the ACA marketplaces have changed this year. There are scattered reports about loss of access to specialty hospitals in some markets, and a general narrative suggesting that overall access to top-rated providers in marketplace...