Healthcare News & Insights

Kentucky hospitals improve patient care, reduce costs

The majority of hospital executives are trying to figure out how their facilities can improve patient care while keeping costs down. In Kentucky, 100 hospitals have joined together to address these issues.

Social media in health care: Another risk to weigh

Social media has real business benefits within health care — and serious negatives that can be hard to protect against — whether or not you even use the sites.

Circumcision turns into amputation: What went wrong?

A patient who went into the OR for an adult circumcision and came out with a penis amputation has lost his suit against the doctor who performed the surgery.

Hospital elevator causes repairman’s grisly death

Despite efforts to improve worker safety at hospitals, they can still be dangerous places for workers caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. The latest case:

Which states are best, worst for disciplining docs?

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has released its annual report of which states do the best — and worst — job of disciplining doctors who practice bad medicine.

Case study: Tort reform doesn’t lower medical costs

Critics of the recent health reform bills say it missed a key opportunity by failing to include tort reform measures. But a look at a state that has implemented tort reform shows that those measures don’t make much of a dent.