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Some hospitals think ’lean’ when it comes to healthcare
Of all the indignities that befall us at the doctor's office or in a hospital, the interminable wait is probably the...
Doctors concerned about supply of nuclear material used in diagnostic tests
A shortage of imported radioactive material widely used to diagnose heart problems and other maladies has had doctors...
MA patients' files left at public dump
Four Massachusetts community hospitals are investigating how thousands of patient health records, some containing...
Hospitals examining risks of older blood
Facing surgery? You could receive blood that's been stored for a week, or three weeks, or nearly six — and...
Web Exclusive: FDA Criticized for Unsafe Medical Device Approval Process
Eight serious loopholes and cracks in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval process allow potentially...
Factory efficiency comes to the hospital
Manufacturers, particularly in the auto and aerospace industries, have been improving efficiency for many years. And...
Web Exclusive: HHS Grants $390 Million for Preparedness Planning
For the month of July, healthcare organizations will receive grants from Health and Human Services totaling $390...
In a world of throwaways, making a dent in medical waste
The health care industry has a garbage problem. It’s not just that hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics and...