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Opinion: HSAs lucrative for insurers, costly for consumers
In its ongoing attempt to weaken a key provision of the healthcare reform law -- the one that requires insurers to...
How Will Partnership for Patients Reduce Medical Harm?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hasn't yet explained much about how it intends to track success rates...
1 in 3 Hospitalized Patients Suffers an Adverse Event
Researchers spotlight weaknesses in medical error-detection methods, and perhaps more strikingly, find that healthcare...
Hospital Chiefs Still Grappling With Reform
On the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's passage, health leaders attending the American College of...
CMS Needs to Come Clean on Immediate Jeopardy
There is concern among hospitals that rules governing how upcoming federal value-based purchasing regulations are not...
Dartmouth Atlas Challenges Ethics of 'Doctor-Centric' Care
The latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project reveals some troubling ethical quality and safety issues about what...
e-Autopsy: Kaiser Hospitals Dig In to Data to Assess Mortality
Using a hybrid manual and electronic mortality review incorporating input from specialists who have scrutinized medical...
Doctors, Hospitals Should Share Blame For Recalled Medical Devices
This week's report that a whopping 80% of medical devices so dangerous that they had to be recalled had been cleared...
A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue
An asthma prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston has drastically reduced emergency room visits and...
Gross Exams of Tonsils 'Not Cost-Effective,' Says Researcher
In the search to eliminate inefficient or useless types of expensive care, a University of Michigan researcher points...
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