Oncologists often feel pressure from breast cancer patients to provide longer and more costly treatments even when the patient is eligible for less aggressive options, a new study revealed.
Having worked in mental health for 30-plus years, led systems in three states and chaired President George W. Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, I greatly appreciate the cover story on mental health reform in last week's issue of Modern Healthcare (“Mental health rises to top of...
Cases of mistaken identity happen all the time in healthcare institutions. A new analysis details the causes of these mixups, the consequences for patients and ways healthcare leaders can address the problem.
A rise in the number of antimicrobial-resistant infections is in the global spotlight as world leaders on Wednesday discuss the growing threat of a post-antibiotic world.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio and affiliated health plans in 13 other states became the first insurers to reward providers that receive integrated-care certification from the Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission's voluntary Integrated Care Certification will count toward one of the measures under Anthem's Hospital Incentive Program.
“A workplace violence prevention program should be a required component of the patient safety system of all health care organizations,” wrote Ron Wyatt and Kim Anderson-Drevs of the Joint Commission and Lynn Van Male of the Veterans Health Administration in a JAMA article.
Public health officials want physicians and hospitals to rethink the way they manage pain as Americans become increasingly anxious about the rise of overdose deaths tied to opioid drugs.
Modern Healthcare's recent cover story “The other victims of gun violence” calls attention to the important fact that, in the wake of disaster, trauma workers often need support and counseling just as much as the patients they treat.
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, has been denied full accreditation by the Joint Commission after it found 29 areas where the hospital is out of compliance.
The overdose epidemic is changing prescribing habits, but there's still a lack of other pain medications, access to alternative therapies and knowledge among primary-care providers about multidisciplinary approaches to pain management.
Healthcare's largest accreditation body is defending its requirement that healthcare providers assess and treat pain. The standards have come under fire as playing a role in the rise of prescription painkiller abuse over the past decade.