Patient engagement is the missing variable that we haven’t sufficiently studied or acted upon. If you think about how much time we emphasize on chronic disease for example, where it’s responsible for about 40% of the deaths in the U.S. and maybe 70%-80% of the costs.
The bill considered the most likely prototype for partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in as many as 32 million more people without health insurance and would double premiums in the individual insurance market, budget scorekeepers said Tuesday.
The FDA ban on powdered medical gloves goes into effective January 18, 2017. The use, advertising, and marketing of powdered surgeon’s gloves, patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for surgeon’s gloves at medical clinics and hospitals will be strictly forbidden.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 8 million American healthcare workers are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs each year.
Institutional culture changes over an eight-year period made infection prevention and control “everyone’s business,” researchers say. Active surveillance was a major driver.
The Joint Commission seeks feedback on the proposed requirements for Pain Assessment and Management for Hospitals.
The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released Friday finds.
Reports of explosions, fires, and overheating in medical carts have forced some hospitals to evacuate, according to the FDA.
There’s been a flood of different measures and metrics in recent years. CMS, Joint Commission, hospital organizations, and vendors each have their own way of calculating a hospital’s ranking and improving patient care.
With yesterday (Jan. 3) being the first day the new Republican-controlled Congress convenes, many senators and representatives are already looking into how to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).