A mathematical model from Rutgers and Stanford researchers explains how selfies provide distorted facial images and contribute to skewed self-images.
Errors related to diagnosis accounted for 33% of medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017, beating out all other reasons for such lawsuits and highlighting the challenges physicians face in making clinical decisions.
Hospital lab personnel are asking the CMS to roll back a 2016 policy that allows nurses to analyze lab tests. The request comes as such tests become more complex and widely used.
About 30% of the $3.4 trillion spent on healthcare services each year is thought to be unnecessary or wasteful. Health systems, supported by the transition to value-based payment, are changing how they practice to try to tackle the problem.
The National Quality Forum's playbook offers steps for healthcare organizations to curb inappropriate opioid usage and it is meant to coincide with strategies systems have already taken to address the crisis.
A new study published in JAMA Surgery finds that addressing racial health disparities requires better cultural competency among medical researchers as well as healthcare providers.
America's Health Insurance Plans says its assessment of opioid prescribing practices can serve as a "road map" for stakeholders to concentrate their efforts on improving patient safety and lowering the risk of misuse.
Providers who embraced electronic consultations said the digital visits boosted efficiency, according to a Health Affairs study.
The CMS introduced the annual wellness visit in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act to promote prevention and wellness among the Medicare population. Yet physician offices that care for low-income, sicker populations aren't seeing patients take advantage of those free visits.
As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.
Healthcare providers can experience psychological trauma when their patients experience adverse health events. The Joint Commission wants hospitals and health systems to do more to support to staff.
In a new report, the NQF calls on Medicaid programs to work more with healthcare organizations and communities to better manage social disparities.