With medical errors among the leading causes of death in the country, hospitals are looking to identify problems and address them through performance feedback. But new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that might not be enough to motivate improvement.
The Western New York Beacon Community is touting its success in using technology to provide measurable results in controlling diabetes and improve communication, care coordination and patient...
Movement toward a nationwide database for medical technicians' misconduct and disciplinary actions may be on the horizon in the wake of the case of "serial infector" David Kwiatkowski, who intentionally infected at least 46 people with the hepatitis C virus and exposed thousands more, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to conduct full end-to-end testing of ICD-10 to prevent cash-flow problems for physician practies.
Even in tough financial times, marketing your practice is still a worthwhile investment. This job is so important, in fact, that some experts recommend practices add a full-time marketer, at a salary of $40,000-$50,000 plus benefits, to their payrolls, according to a post from Physicians Practice.
Declining admissions and falling revenue are leading hospitals to cut nursing jobs around the country, adding to the 41,000 healthcare jobs lost this year alone, the Associated Press reported.
As the healthcare industry tries to address the nationwide obesity crisis, one California hospital has figured out a way to help its dangerously overweight workforce shed pounds by developing a corporate health plan around social sharing and gamification, according to BenefitsPro.
A series of nurse-led initiatives in Indiana improved patient outcomes and is projected to save healthcare organizations more than $5.2 million, lending credence to calls for expanded responsibilities for nurses, according to Infection Control Today.
News stories abound about the nationwide nursing shortage. In recent weeks, FierceHealthcare reported that New Mexico is desperate for nurses and plans to spend $220,000 on a marketing campaign to...
Despite a recent report that there are fewer jobs for nur ses in hospitals, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has good news for students graduating this May from entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master's nursing programs: New d ata shows they are much more likely to receive a job offer upon graduation than any other field.