A joint replacement surgery can cost as little as $5,000 or as much as $30,000 depending on the hospital due to differences in practice patterns and devices used, according to a new Premier report.
The American Heart Association, UPMC and Philips will invest in emerging companies developing tools for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The CMS wants to consolidate several Medicare quality programs in an effort to identify the highest performing groups and have them scale their efforts under a contract that's worth up to $25 billion.
When organizations implement team-based care, they have to break down perceptions and habits that can be ingrained in clinicians' work patterns.
A small but growing cadre of executives are taking the patient experience to the next level, and linking satisfaction with quality and safety.
CareMore, a primary care provider for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries that is owned by the Blues insurer Anthem, recently integrated pharmacists into most of its 50 care centers, creating a new set of challenges to its team-based model.
Geriatric patients make up a significant percentage of ED admissions, yet EDs aren't equipped with the personnel or resources to appropriately treat them, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Overtime among nurses is relatively common, but the practice can lead to decreased collaboration with other nurses or physicians even if it's just an hour over the nurse's shift, according to new research.
Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men ages 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of healthcare experts.
The CMS has cleared Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare following an investigation into its safety protocols after a mental health staffer assaulted patients.
Home health agencies are treating sicker patients, yet they lack some of the basic tools needed to prevent infections.
Evidence-based processes and protocols are used to ensure care is the same across all hospitals at the health systems ranked highest by IBM Watson Health.