While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families, and healthcare costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician, and can lead to irreversible medical errors. >>>
Healthcare leaders are finding that posting quality scores and outcomes, both good and bad, can be beneficial for staff as well as patients. >>>
Hospital and ambulatory settings are finding that weight loss surgery can reduce the risk of cancer, cardiac disease, and diabetes in morbidly obese patients. >>>
Outdated laws and other obstacles have prevented providers from being able to use telemedicine to reach patients to its full potential, but with healthcare reform in full swing, those barriers are slowly disappearing. >>>
The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year. >>>
See how Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and other top hospitals are recognizing nurses this week. >>>
The NBA acted swiftly to fine and ban for life a team owner accused of making racist comments. What can you do about bad behavior among employees in your hospital or health system? >>>
The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>
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