California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.
There's many a slip between a physician's instructions, a care manager's plan and the patient's recollection. Now there are apps to reduce that slippage.
Kelly Johnson has been named chief nursing officer and VP for patient-care services at Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.
Some healthcare organizations are beginning to recognize that addressing housing issues not only meets the needs of low-income patients but helps them meet the Affordable Care Act's community benefit requirements.
CareMore, a Medicare Advantage plan headquartered in Cerritos, Calif., has seen significant safety gains and fewer ER visits with its team-based Brain Health program for dementia patients and their caregivers.
A Texas health system is under fire for calling the police on an undocumented immigrant who presented a fake ID along with a valid insurance card. The episode highlights challenges faced by providers who treat patients living in the U.S. without authorization.
Juan Quintana is the new president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Quintana, 52, has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist for 15 years, most recently in Winnsboro, Texas. He began his new role this month and will serve a one-year term, replacing Sharon Pearce.
Prime Healthcare Services is suing California Attorney General Kamala Harris over the hefty conditions that she imposed on the proposed sale of Daughters of Charity Health System.
On a recent getaway, some big fish from the healthcare safety and quality movement demonstrated that improving outcomes isn't their only talent.
Prime Healthcare Services is suing California Attorney General Kamala Harris for the hefty conditions that she imposed on the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System.
If we are serious about eliminating waste, then a systematic approach is needed that addresses the three pillars of healthcare reform—coverage reform, payment reform and delivery-system reform.
While the number of primary-care doctors in retainer-based arrangements remains relatively small—about 6,000 across the U.S.—it has grown by as much as 25% over the past few years. Some experts warn concierge practices threaten to exacerbate the primary-care physician squeeze.