Healthcare News & Insights

6 ways to reduce diagnostic errors in hospitals

Diagnostic errors are a huge problem in hospitals. A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers practical strategies facilities can use to improve the diagnostic process. 

4 keys to reducing patient wait times

Patients sometimes wait hours for treatment. To provide better care to patients, it’s crucial to reduce their wait times at the hospital, particularly in the emergency department (ED). 

10 health ‘vital signs’ hospitals must watch

It’s no longer enough for hospitals to only worry about treating patients when they’re ill. Now, due to new payment models inspired by the shift toward value-based care, hospitals must do what they can to help patients along the continuum of care. 

Group recommends steps to prevent patient safety risks from health IT

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a set of guidelines it says will reduce patient safety risks associated with new healthcare technology.

Report: Nursing will have to change to keep up with health reform

A  new report says that as health reform changes the way medicine is practiced in the U.S., what nurses do — and how they are trained to do it — must change in order to keep up.

Report: 275k to die due to lack of health insurance

A new report gives hard numbers for the steepest price of all the “costs” discussed in the health reform debate.