New York currently ranks 30th in the country when it comes to maternal mortality rate. The state's executive budget calls for legislation to create a maternal mortality review board.
An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.
John Couris thinks leaders in the healthcare industry should think big or go home. During his first year as CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, the region's largest safety-net facility, Couris has given his staff implicit instructions and a road map to be No. 1.
Advocates hired by patients are becoming more popular as a means to navigate the healthcare system.
Once considered the arbiter of patient complaints, the role of the patient advocate has expanded as navigating the healthcare system has become increasingly complex.
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment options.
Police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and highlighting safety concerns.
Increasingly, Medicaid plans outsource the work of managing patients' health and medical treatment to subcontractors. These firms can be powerful gatekeepers. They run physician groups, bear responsibility for forming doctor networks and judge whether a request for care is necessary.
John Hopkins Medicine has removed three more senior administrators at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., after reported increases in the hospital's death rates for pediatric heart surgeries.
Risk was the buzzword for healthcare quality and safety in 2018. The CMS strongly pushed value-based payment and downside risk on providers, but the agency was largely silent on patient-safety issues.
The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Health officials are reporting an outbreak of bacterial infections in patients who got injections of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.