Federal, state and local public officials are working to get an HIV outbreak in rural Southern Indiana under control. But new cases are still being reported every day and they don't believe the outbreak has peaked yet.
Data Points for the week of April 27, 2015, covered the following topics: E-cigarettes, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage enrollment, mammograms, antimicrobials, epidemiologists
How do we measure health? If you ask 100 people—physicians, patients, hospitals, caregivers—you could get 100 different answers.
Modern Healthcare's 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in many ways reflects the transformation of healthcare over the past several years.
Employment at nursing homes and residential-care facilities fell by 4,800 jobs in March, and other news
Employment at nursing homes and residential-care facilities fell by 4,800 jobs in March, the second consecutive month of job losses in that sector.
A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said Thursday.
Despite ample research showing the benefits of using mechanical patient-handling equipment such as overhead lifts, workers at many hospitals and nursing homes still are hoisting and moving patients the old-fashioned way. But that isn't true at the VA Loma Linda (Calif.) Healthcare System.
Data Points for the week of March 30, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicare, Medicaid, cancer, diabetes, data breaches and uncompensated care
The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
A systems-based approach to improving health considers all factors involved in caring for patients and the many factors that influence one's quality of life. The integration of people, processes, policies and organizations is critical to promoting better health at lower cost.
Ten clinicians with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the U.S. after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether individuals in Sierra Leone, including some U.S. citizens, may have been exposed to an American healthcare worker diagnosed with the virus. .