The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
Taking a load off nurses: Hospitals eye installing patient lifts but face technical, cost challenges
Most hospitals have mobile, wheeled lifts. But busy nurses and aides typically move average-sized patients themselves. The sparse use of assistive devices is the biggest reason healthcare workers have one of the highest rates of occupational musculoskeletal injuries.
The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Hospital leaders say they're moving ahead with delivery-system reforms that keep their populations healthy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has removed uncertainty about the continuation of premium subsidies. They hope the subsidies ruling will clear the way for more states to expand Medicaid to...
Regarding the recent Comment/Guest Expert, “Higher employee cost-sharing could undermine job-based coverage system”, the Commonwealth Fund's Dr. David Blumenthal addressed many salient facts and issues relating to employer-based health insurance in his editorial.
Hospitals continue to add physicians at a brisk pace, defying predictions that the practice acquisition binge would end in a fiscal fiasco.
Optometrists are working more closely with physicians and insurers to identify patients' chronic conditions and ensure those patients receive appropriate medical care.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has developed a computer-assisted sedation system that helps hospitals and gastroenterologists improve the sedation of patients receiving screening colonoscopies and upper endoscopies while cutting the costs associated with having an anesthesiologist present.
Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.
Healthcare confronts climate change: Schools, providers focus on health effects to dampen political opposition
A number of medical, nursing and public health schools around the country are launching programs to train students about the effects of climate change on health and how to reduce its impact.
Hospitals and investors are banking on the U.S. Supreme Court or the states to save premium subsidies that have made health insurance affordable for 6.4 million people in 34 states. But the stocks of publicly traded hospital companies could take a big hit if that doesn't happen.
The former president of a Houston hospital, his son and a third person were sentenced to prison Tuesday for billing Medicare $158 million for mental health services that were medically unnecessary or never provided.