Healthcare News & Insights

Medical errors: What hospitals can learn from one state’s new approach

Medical errors continue to be a significant problem for American hospitals. One state decided to take a deep dive into its hospitals’ issues with errors – and the approach it’s taking can apply to facilities across the country. 

Data breach: Former hospital employee accessed 2,400 patient records

The latest hospital to experience an internal data breach is the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. 

Massachusetts launches state health information exchange

While healthcare providers still struggle with some of the challenges of exchanging patients’ health information, Massachusetts has launched a system officials say is a first step toward a statewide health information exchange (HIE). 

Did strip-mall boob job kill this woman?

A recent patient death  is raising new questions about the safety of so-called medical spas.

Patient says ‘leaked’ medical info ruined her life

A lawsuit claims a hospital violated a patient’s privacy after faxing medical records she requested to her employer.

Top 10 U.S. health systems — is yours on the list?

Is your hospital part of the Top 10 health care systems in the U.S.? Read on to find out.

Boston hospital announces first ever full face transplant

Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston has announced another medical milestone: The nation’s first full-face transplant.

New program IDs potential addicts sooner — and with less awkwardness

Getting patients to answer honestly if they are abusing drugs or alcohol isn’t easy. A new program helps.

Third-party vendor leaves thousands of patient records at city dump

Four hospitals are investigating after it was discovered a billing vendor was dumping thousands of unshredded patient records at a local dump.

Patient’s visitor killed by hospital staff — what went wrong?

A Massachusetts hospital faces a state inquest after a patient’s husband was restrained by security staff, fell into a coma and died.