Many schools are reforming their coursework to fill gaps in traditional programs and better prepare students for adapting to new technology, payment models, leadership roles and collaborative approaches to care delivery.
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has implemented an electronic tool in its EHR that assists nurses with the triage of patients in the emergency department.
These leadership tools from major medical schools help prepare med students for real-world practice.
More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.
Community health centers favor medical homes for primary care, although a recent study indicates they do not reduce healthcare costs.
Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.
Mercy Medical Center employee Mavis Wanczyk won the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history, $758.7 million.
Amedisys, one of the nation's largest home health operators, is closing four locations in Florida and consolidating three more where it already has centers.