June 26, 2015
Fostering innovation "is critical to effectively addressing the challenges of today and delivering for those we serve," said Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell this week, upon announcing seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards.
June 03, 2015
Four big-name health systems are joining a White House initiative to tackle the deadly problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria -- known as superbugs. They infect 2 million people a year and result in 23,000 deaths annually.
April 14, 2015
U.S. healthcare must transition from a supply-based to a demand-based system, with patient choice at the center, said Bruce Broussard, Humana's president and CEO, at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition on Tuesday.
March 16, 2015
A staggering 400,000 people are estimated to die each year due to medical errors. A big part of the blame, say nurses in a new survey, lies with poor interoperability between medical devices and IT.
March 02, 2015
After a perplexing visit to the emergency department, one patient takes a critical look at the ways electronic health record design can lead to workflow processes that just don't make sense.
February 26, 2015
Howard Wolpert, MD, has spent much of his life researching technology innovations for diabetes management. He's convinced better tools would help improve the odds in the fight against this deadly disease.
February 20, 2015
The $28.1 billion carrot paid out to meaningful EHR adopters to date has spurred significant EHR adoption specifically among emergency and outpatient departments, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
February 20, 2015
A university health policy center has received a $2.7 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to partner with other organizations for a look at transfusion-related complications in patients with hemoglobin disorders.
February 19, 2015
Two people who died at the UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center are among seven patients that UCLA has identified as infected by the deadly superbug CRE, the Los Angeles Times reports today.
December 12, 2014
It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate hearing July 17, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to solve the...