Nurse practitioners (NPs) in Kentucky can prescribe routine medications without a doctor's involvement starting this week--if they completed a four-year collaboration with a doctor, Kaiser Health News reported.
The Ritz-Carlton hotel doesn't just inspire lessons in customer service and hospitality, it also inspired one Midwestern hospital to decrease readmissions for hip and knee replacements to.74 percent, according to a story from Becker's Hospital Review.
A recent article from Nurses.com gathered information from nurses and experts on the Affordable Care Act, and what effect the healthcare reform law will have on the future of nursing. There's only one thing that's certain: Uncertainty.
Many insurers have recognized the need to implement retail strategies in order to better serve their customers in a consumer-driven market. FierceHealthPayer spoke with three top execs at Capital BlueCross, Humana and Highmark, who shared their tips for best retail consumer practices.
A new study in JAMA Surgery validates the value of conducting briefings and debriefings in the operating room.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) in Kentucky can prescribe routine medications without a doctors involvement starting tomorrow--if they completed a four-year collaboration with a doctor, Kaiser Health News reported.
As patient satisfaction grows more important to both hospital operations and provider reimbursements, many hospitals focus on design elements to increase patient comfort, according to the Houston Chronicle.
While the United States' healthcare system is the most expensive of 11 industrialized Western nations' systems, it ranks last in care quality, a June report by the Commonwealth Fund found. But as the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take shape, they may improve parts of the system that contributed to the low score, according to Daily Finance.
Roughly one-third of Americans are obese, and as the numbers continue to rise, hospitals around the country invest in equipment to accommodate more plus-sized patients, according to NWI.com.
In Part 1 or a two-part interview, Mark Wagar, president of Heritage Medical Systems in Palm Springs, California, an affiliate of the Heritage Provider Network, one of the country's biggest ACOs, discusses the important role physiican leaders play in accountable care.