The use of a drug called spice--a synthetic substance that mimics the effects of marijuana--has sparked a troubling rise in visits to emergency departments and calls to poison control, the New York Times reports.
A Philadelphia hospital system's successes can serve as a blueprint for hospitals that aim to reduce the threat of sepsis, Hospitals & Health Networks reports.
My husband and I recently attended a funeral that was devoid of anything personal or unique about the deceased's life: Who she was, how her life mattered and how those who loved her will miss...
Blue Cross Blue Shield companies (BCBS) are changing how they offer health insurance to retirees. BCBS will launch an insurance exchange this summer to support employers' efforts to shift retirees from group health benefits to individual coverage that begins Jan 1., 2016.
As controversy continues to swirl around superbug outbreaks in U.S. hospitals, a new study sounds the alarm that shortages of key antibiotics could make drug-resistant bacteria an even bigger threat to patients.
The healthcare industry abounds with new ideas to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department visits, but a New Jersey hospital has turned to a seemingly old-fashioned medical strategy--the house call.
Olympus Corp. warned hospitals in Europe about the risk of patient infections associated with a certain type of gastrointestinal scope two years before the devices were linked to a deadly superbug outbreak in California, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The future of health IT was looking pretty rosy this week in the afterglow of last week's annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Chicago. Interoperability....
The health insurance industry could learn a thing or two from other industries in terms of how to make purchasing coverage more personalized and convenient for consumers. FierceHealthPayer rounded up examples from the life and auto industries to shed light on how payers can earn their members' trust and make the experience more both quicker and more enjoyable.
Even as numerous providers drop out of Medicare's Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, the overall number of ACOs increased in 2014 at a slightly slower pace than the previous year, according to an analysis from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.