A hospital's low 30-day mortality rates for three key diagnoses might be an indicator of good survival rates for patients who receive hospital treatment for other conditions as well, researchers say. >>>
Healthcare CFOs from very different organizations express concern that HIX, both state- and federally operated, will have negative financial repercussions. >>>
Twenty-three facilities in seven states that are affiliated with the for-profit HCA Inc., six affiliated with Lifepoint, and four with Trinity Health were charged with submitting false claims to Medicare for a procedure to treat spinal fractures. >>>
Surveyors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to finish their inspection of Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital later this summer. A civil suit stemming from the death of a patient has been approved to proceed by a federal judge. >>>
Two decades of declining firearm-related injuries in California is good news for population health, but the costs of treating patients who have been shot have risen drastically. >>>
While public health nurses report high levels of job satisfaction, they are "extremely unsatisfied" with their salaries, lack education and training resources, and don't see opportunities to grow into leadership roles, survey data shows. >>>
Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to? >>>
OutcomesMiner is intended to help hospitals and clinics determine better medical treatments based on clinical data and patient characteristics. >>>
Though considerable uncertainty still surrounds recent government healthcare reform, executives at Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital are taking a proactive approach to mitigate continued reductions in government payor reimbursements.
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