PharMEDium Hit with Permanent Injunction
The maker of ready-to-use IV bags and preloaded syringes has been repeatedly cited for safety concerns at its four manufacturing...
NursingSeattle Hospital Shuts Down ORs After Finding Fungus
The presence of mold forces the facility to reschedule or move dozens of surgeries.
Clinical CareSupreme Court Declines To Hear Military Medical Malpractice Case
Justices won?t alter the rule that prevents active-duty military members from suing the government for negligence. The challenge came from...
3 Hospitals Respond to Failing Grade From Leapfrog
HealthLeaders reached out to all nine hospitals that received an 'F' from The Leapfrog Group and offered them an opportunity...
FinanceIBD Rx Tied to Pharma Payments to Docs
Among over 3,000 GI physicians, 99% received at least one payment.
Clinical CareEscalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals
Many healthcare workers say the physical and verbal abuse come primarily from patients, some of whom are disoriented because of...
Clinical CareBaylor St. Luke's Files Corrective Action Plan with CMS
The hospital made public a CMS on-site inspection that detailed unsanitary and dangerously inadequate disinfection efforts with patient rooms, and...
Sexual Assault Victim Sues the Hospital that Treated Her
The plaintiff claims that an employee at the hospital gave the person who assaulted her personal information about her, and...
Clinical CareAvoidable Hospital Deaths Dip to 161K, Leapfrog Study Finds
Researchers compared the latest hospital quality ratings to rates observed three years prior, finding both progress and opportunities for much...
Clinical Care'John Doe' Patients Sometimes Force Hospital Staff To Play Detective
Establishing identity helps avoid the treatment risks that come with not knowing a patient's medical history.
Clinical CareNew Partnership Explores Nexus of Digital Health and Patient Safety
Artificial intelligence and natural language processing have the potential to boost patient safety.