A focus on culture has allowed hospitals to repeat several times on the annual IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
The American Medical Association warned against "one-size-fits-all" federal mandates to curb opioid prescribing, saying a 22% drop in opioid prescriptions shows the group's approach to the epidemic is working.
The American Cancer Society recommended that individuals begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, five years earlier than previous guidelines. The change reflects a rise in colon and rectal cancer cases and deaths among adults under 50.
Clinicians should do more to identify premature infants that are at low risk of developing sepsis to prevent unnecessary antibiotic exposure, which has been associated with increased risks of death, according to a new study.
A joint replacement surgery can cost as little as $5,000 or as much as $30,000 depending on the hospital due to differences in practice patterns and devices used, according to a new Premier report.
The American Heart Association, UPMC and Philips will invest in emerging companies developing tools for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The CMS wants to consolidate several Medicare quality programs in an effort to identify the highest performing groups and have them scale their efforts under a contract that's worth up to $25 billion.
When organizations implement team-based care, they have to break down perceptions and habits that can be ingrained in clinicians' work patterns.
A small but growing cadre of executives are taking the patient experience to the next level, and linking satisfaction with quality and safety.
CareMore, a primary care provider for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries that is owned by the Blues insurer Anthem, recently integrated pharmacists into most of its 50 care centers, creating a new set of challenges to its team-based model.
Geriatric patients make up a significant percentage of ED admissions, yet EDs aren't equipped with the personnel or resources to appropriately treat them, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Overtime among nurses is relatively common, but the practice can lead to decreased collaboration with other nurses or physicians even if it's just an hour over the nurse's shift, according to new research.