In an online event, the nation's three largest hospital associations express their unified support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the face of withering and relentless criticism that appears to be sapping public support. >>>
If providers keep up with the tools available to patients, and turn yesterday's one-page brochure on a disease into tomorrow's Web site or mobile app, they will continue to be at the center of patient care. >>>
As a key deadline nears, "Obamacare" fraudsters, under the guise of helping with enrollment in health insurance exchanges, are trying to dupe unwitting consumers into giving up personal information. >>>
After concerns about delays, the federal data services hub, an integral part of health insurance exchanges, is ready to be deployed, federal officials say. But members of the House Subcommittee on Cyber Security are skeptical. >>>
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is waging a battle against unsafe patient loads. Now it is behind a petition drive to get a Patient Safety Act on the 2014 statewide ballot. >>>
Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>
Several mechanisms "end up leading to minority and uninsured patients having a higher death rate after trauma and I think that the hospital that they go to certainly plays a major role," says the lead author of a study that analyzed records from the National Trauma Data Bank. >>>
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