The Food and Drug Administration announced a proposed ban on powdered medical gloves, arguing they pose a threat to patient and provider safety.
The business of healthcare has become less about simply treating the sick and more about addressing a wide range of factors that impact patients' health. And one major provider has bet big on a more holistic approach to health.
To ensure that alternative payment models succeed, insurers and providers must avoid common missteps.
As the availability of direct-to-consumer genetic testing continues to grow, primary care physicians are faced with explaining the utility of these tests' results to patients, often to the dissatisfaction of both parties, according to an article in Fast Company.
The core characteristics that make for a good physician won't ever change, but to be a good doctor today takes even more, Lawrence Casalino, M.D., chief of the division of health policy and economics at Weill Cornell Medical College, told NEJM Catalyst.
Miscommunication in healthcare is one of the top patient safety risks, contributing to up to a quarter of readmissions. But in a fast-paced, chaotic hospital setting, proper communication is easier said than done; to ensure it, healthcare leaders and workers must acquire key skills, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
Doctors have mixed views on the New York state law that mandates e-prescribing.
If you Google the words "Valeant Pharmaceuticals" and "cratered," nearly 10,000 results appear. Little wonder: Valeant's CEO just bailed out after returning from medical...
Last week, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a new report with recommendations for the federal government when it comes to advancing policies on telehealth and electronic health records, among other things, to help older Americans live more independent lives. Mobile health, as we note here every week, has tremendous potential to help aging populations by providing faster and easier access to care and keep costs down. But, as the PCAST report reveals, none of these benefits can be tapped without substantial federal government support, action and commitment.
A partnership that aims to help the federal government select performance measures has issued recommendations on new quality measures for several federal healthcare programs, including the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Medicare Shared Savings Program.