Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.
Nearly half of urgent-care patients diagnosed with conditions that don't require antibiotics received a prescription for one anyway, raising concerns that the practice will contribute to the spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. »
When doctors consult with specialists virtually, they can cut down on unnecessary specialist visits and gain insights that would otherwise be out of reach.
St. Joseph's University Medical Center has received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians for its geriatric emergency department. Elderly patients can expect to be treated by specially trained clinicians.
Whether and how all the dealmaking in healthcare actually translates into better care and lower spending is left a little vague by the lawyers handling them.
More states are allowing providers to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine, reflecting growing acceptance for the technology overall. But federal restrictions remain, and reimbursement is still lagging.
Two societies published a new guide to help healthcare providers properly handle specimens for molecular testing in order to reduce errors that could lead to misdiagnoses and harmful outcomes.
Patients participating in a hospital-at-home model crafted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported shorter readmissions, fewer emergency department visits and better patient experience.
By improving adherence to rehab regimens, Reflexion Health wants to improve outcomes.
The hospital in September 2016 introduced the oral care bundle, which ensures patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain good oral hygiene to reduce infection risks.
UCHealth will be one of more than 70 companies moving into a new building in Denver, where they'll collaborate to change how healthcare is delivered.
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