U.S. News – Small scale inpatient facilities, known in the industry as micro-hospitals, are popping up across the country to offer medical care in underserved communities and provide a local alternative to the potentially long waits for emergency care at major hospitals.
NPR – The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials.
Wareable – Modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies and treatments. Whether it’s treating complex conditions like heart disease to simple fractures, doctors and nurses have never been in a more advanced position.
MedCity News – In recent years, there’s been much hullabaloo surrounding value-based care. Are value-based initiatives truly effective? Are they helping or harming physicians? How do things change when you add telehealth to the equation?
Spend enough time with Larry Smarr and, chances are, he’ll invite you to step inside his colon. Like more than a million Americans, Smarr has
It has recently been reported that financial pressures within the NHS in the UK are leading some CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to consider limiting joint
The starting point for achieving value in any health care system is to measure outcomes. Although this can present leadership challenges related to shifting strategy, culture and operations, it
Get in, get a new knee, go home. As treatments get less invasive and recovery times shrink, a new kind of hospital is cropping up
There’s an exceedingly simple way to get better health care: Choose a better hospital. A recent study shows that many patients have already done so,
Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor. Then, in March, a bad fall landed her in
At a time when health care spending seems only to go up, an initiative in California has slashed the prices of many common procedures. The
It’s hospital ratings season in America, that time of year when marketing executives kick it into high gear to trumpet — and spin — the way
The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis covers clinical specialties, procedures and medical conditions. Scores are based on data that include survival, patient safety, nurse staffing
For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated hospitals on how well their patients fare during and after elective surgery, including hip and knee replacements.
A Belgian hospital has just welcomed its newest staff member: Pepper, a humanoid robot that speaks 19 languages. Developed to improve social and health care
Johnson & Johnson has been working behind the scenes to turn around its massive $25 billion-a-year medical device business. The efforts appear to be paying
Medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths every year in the United States, enough to make them the nation’s third-leading cause of death if they
Hundreds of rooms. More than 350 beds. And all of it requires daily cleaning. Every day, Environmental Services staff members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Technology has brought us driverless cars, love-bots, robo-cops and now, robo-docs. Currently, thousands of robots are already engaged in medical activities, mostly related to diagnosis,
Médecins Sans Frontières, aka Doctors Without Borders, is investigating how 3D printing and virtual reality technologies can help the organization setup field hospitals that are