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Two Kinds of Interventions Reduce Physician Burnout
Researchers say these organizational and individual solutions can reduce overall physician burnout symptoms by 10%. Physician burnout has reached crisis proportions, but there are several...
Sending Sepsis Patients Home May Not Harm Them
New research finds no difference in 30-day mortality among sepsis patients treated as inpatients versus outpatients. Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare are challenging the conventional wisdom...
Iora Health Looks to 'Kick the Industry in the Behind'
The value-based primary care model focuses on relationships with care teams that include physicians, health coaches, behavioral health specialists, nurses, and a clinical team manager...
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VA Telemedicine Cut Hospital Transfers for ICU Patients
No increase in 30-day mortality was observed after the cuts. This article first appeared June 18, 2018 on Medpage Today. By Salynn Boyles A Veterans Affairs...
ER Staffing Split Along Urban-Rural Divide
Nearly two-thirds of emergency medicine physicians work in urban communities, and the staffing mix in rural counties reflects an emergency physician shortage in those areas...
After Two-Week Review, St. Luke’s in Houston Reopens Its Heart Transplant Program
Officials said they found no “systemic issues” in the care of two patients who died last month, but that they are making staffing and policy...
Using HEOR Data to Improve Healthcare Quality and Costs
Traditionally, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) data has been used to determine effectiveness, or how a drug or intervention works in the real world....
CHI St. Alexius Docs Still Unsatisfied Despite Tweaked Chain of Command
A two-week détente ended Friday, with medical staff deciding to oppose the reinstatement of three committees amid talks about system leadership. A tense relationship still simmers between...
Novant Dissolves Disparity in Pneumonia Readmissions
A North Carolina health system finds racial disparity in pneumonia patient readmission rates, identifies causes of problem, launches interventions, and eliminates gap. In less than...
Officials: Doctor worked at Arkansas VA hospital while impaired; misdiagnoses found, including in case in which patient died
At least one death appears to have resulted from a missed diagnosis by a veterans hospital pathologist who worked while impaired, according to the first...
Washington Health System suspends about a dozen employees
As estimated dozen employees of Washington Health System have been suspended during an in-house investigation of alleged inappropriate access to patient records, a WHS official...
Illinois hospital forced to divert patients as floodwaters rush in; motorists stranded
An Illinois hospital halted intake on Monday after a storm battered parts of the state with heavy rain and flooding that left some residents stranded...
Veterans fear Brooklyn VA hospital may soon shut down
Shuttered clinics and transferred doctors have veterans fearful the Brooklyn VA hospital is on its way to closing.
'Are you dead sir?' doctor asks patient in video that led to her removal from Los Gatos hospital
A video of a doctor speaking harshly to an emergency room patient and asking if he’s dead has led to her removal from the work...
Inside your health: Hospital cleaning procedures could lead to infections
Hospitals could unknowingly be putting patients at risk for infection, and the cause might be right under your feet. A new study found that the way...