Patients who are discharged from the hospital before they feel they are ready report lower levels of satisfaction with their healthcare experience, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
A Harvard Business Review article published this week outlines how providers can prioritize the quality of care while still keeping an eye toward the bottom line.
As the healthcare industry continues to transition to value-based payment models, insurers and hospital groups increasingly want drug and device manufacturers to link their prices to results.
Pediatric care residents disagree with their supervisors on when they should contact them to handle situations after hours, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Hospitals can take five actions to fight the higher rate of complications, mortalities and readmissions for surgical patients who undergo emergency procedures on the weekend, also known as the "weekend effect," according to a Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago study.
Guest post by Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System in southwest Florida. Around the country there is often discussion about...
A mammogram is supposed to be a low-cost preventive healthcare service, but a new survey by Castlight Health concludes that prices for the x-ray image vary wildly within cities and geographic regions.
Hospitals that hire physicians have a tendency to place them into a payment incentive arrangement that is indistinguishable from paying kickbacks, a whistleblowing doctor alleges.
An initiative at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare to reduce blood transfusions helped the 22-hospital system cut costs by $2.5 million over two years while significantly reducing hospital-acquired infections and mortality, according to research being presented this week at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Medicare has launched a new accountable care organization model centered on patients who receive dialysis for end-stage renal disease, a condition that accounts for nearly 6 percent of all Medicare spending.