The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
The CDC is recommending that $100 million in grants for rural counties battling the opioid epidemic should focus on areas with the highest hepatitis C infection rates, leaving out many hard-hit areas.
Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s salary was at least $150,000 more than any previous head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received. It also was well above the compensation of other top federal health officials — including Redfield's boss, HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
With spring in the air, so is pollen. Allergy sufferers from coast to coast, get ready. AccuWeather reported that some parts of the country are already seeing the highest pollen counts ever recorded.
An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than six weeks ago was found drowned in a river, with no sign of foul play, authorities said.
Nationwide testing of healthcare facilities in 2017 found more than 200 instances of "nightmare bacteria" that were resistant to most or all antibiotic treatments.
Growing frustration over the inaction of lawmakers to fund research on gun violence has prompted states and healthcare providers to collect evidence that they hope will help form more effective policies.
From asthma to obesity, key indicators continue to pose challenges for community health.
Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. called the opioid-driven surge in drug overdose deaths "the public health crisis of our time," and he stressed the importance of getting treatment for addicts and enhancing the CDC's tracking of the epidemic.
Henry Ford Medical Group CEO Dr. William Conway is calling on Congress to fund CDC research into gun violence and enact "sensible legislation" to advance gun safety.
Since the landmark report To Err is Human shook up the industry in 1999, healthcare has been on a bumpy road to improving quality and safety.
President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.