The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is discouraging ovarian cancer screening for asymptomatic women, saying it's ineffective and has a high incidence of false-positives and doesn't curb mortality rates.
Chocolate, flower and romance. Sure, Valentine's Day has its rewards, but it's not without its own set of risks.
The CMS' newest requirement for long-term care providers to have an antibiotic stewardship program has caused facilities to go through a significant culture change.
Project Japan providers can experience psychological trauma when their patients experience adverse health events. The Joint Commission wants hospitals and health systems to do more to support to staff.
Teens eating laundry detergent pods as part of a viral social media stunt is worrying healthcare providers and poison control centers.
A new Health Affairs study finds from 2001 to 2010, U.S. children ages 1 to 19 had a 57% higher risk of death than children in 19 other developed countries.
A large swath of the country started off 2018 facing frigid temperatures. Extreme weather can bring with it countless health issues and even visits to the hospital.
Starting this week, Joint Commission surveyors will cite hospitals if they witness employees who fail to follow proper hand hygiene guidelines.
The number of hospitals to be hit with a 1% payment reduction has been relatively consistent each year since the program began in 2014. Roughly 700 hospitals—or 25% of all hospitals—are penalized every year under the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program.
The U.S. ranks 64th in the world for maternal deaths, and Michigan ranks eighth in the nation, despite some recent improvement. Because of continued high national rates, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has created a collaboration to reduce maternal deaths.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has created a framework on its site to help providers and payers improve collection of patient demographic data.
The CMS announced Tuesday that it added four new quality measures for healthcare consumers to view on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and Long-Term Care Hospital Compare websites.