A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.
Modern Healthcare is seeking entries for its eighth annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program.
Physician staffing firms will reap the benefits of the nation's economic recovery, Medicare physician payment reform and the Affordable Care Act coverage expansions, experts say.
Mary Wakefield, 60, will be acting deputy HHS secretary. Wakefield will replace Bill Corr in April.
Healthcare employers added 23,800 jobs in February as physician offices and other ambulatory settings continued to propel growth.
Kaiser Permanente has resolved some of the problems with its mental health services that led to $4 million in fines in 2013, but it still has work to do, the state contends.
Higher wages are needed to sustain a viable home-care workforce, especially as demand for home services continues to grow with an aging population, home-care worker advocates have argued. A new report demonstrates just how serious the wage issue is for home-care workers.
The U.S. spends more healthcare dollars in hospitals than anywhere else, and that makes hospitals an attractive target of efforts to increase productivity. Federal statistics suggest they've lagged behind the rest of the economy, but new research has a different take.
Hiring across healthcare in January continued the uptick seen at the end of last year, adding 38,300 new jobs across ambulatory care, hospitals and skilled nursing.
Dr. Margaret Hamburg will step down as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration after nearly six years in the post. Hamburg will leave office at the end of March.
Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center have voted to put a strike threat on the table amid what they've termed difficult negotiations with management.
More than 8,000 unionized nursing home employees in New York City and on Long Island have given the OK for a possible strike, as contract talks continue.