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Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
Doctors are implanting high-tech heart defibrillators in thousands of people who probably do not need them, a new...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...
Tech turns hospitals into concert halls, diseases into songs
What if, instead of an operating room cluttered with electronic beeps and tones, it were just filled with music? If...
Experiments test if implant can block sleep apnea
Scientists are beginning to test if an implanted pacemaker-like device might help certain sleep apnea sufferers...
Gene insights lead to a risky treatment
A powerful new genetic sequencing technology has allowed scientists to sequence five-year-old Nicholas Volker's DNA...
Online Tool Takes the 'Wait' Out of Waiting Rooms
A physician has developed an online service that uses color-coded updates to signal current wait times at a physician...
Physicians: Mobile Devices Expedite Decision Making
Two thirds of physicians say they are using personal devices for mobile health solutions and 40% of patients say...
Surgeons salvage hand nerves of double-transplant patient at Jewish Hospital
--> Doctors completed the region's first double-hand transplant Wednesday, replacing a man's burned...
Web Exclusive: Cardiology's Final Frontier: Confronting CTO
Retrograde and antegrade angioplasty for the treatment of complex chronic total occlusion and has been dubbed by some...
U Minn. doctors find treatment for painful, lethal skin disease
Two years ago, doctors at the University of Minnesota took an enormous risk by putting a little boy with a...
Book: The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition:
This fully updated book illustrates how focusing on patient satisfaction can better your organization, reduce the...
Book: The Complete Guide to Transforming the Patient Experience
The patient experience impacts all areas of healthcare, including patient satisfaction, quality (as measured by...