Hospitals innovate to keep patients from coming back

Apr 8, 2015
Health providers want to cut down on readmission rates.
Posted In: COPD, health insurance, hospitals, hospitalizations

'Match Day' is a rite of passage for young doctors

Mar 20, 2015
Medical students found out Friday where they'll spend their residencies.
Posted In: medical school, Match Day, physicians, hospitals
Doctors face serious limitations in sharing patient information to improve patient health.

In world of health data, enemies may become friends

Mar 10, 2015
Sharing patient information is a key to improving patient health.
Posted In: ACOs, hospitals, data, health care

How the cost of a drug impacts the placebo effect

Mar 3, 2015
A recent study suggests telling patients a drug is expensive enhances the effect.
Posted In: medicine, pharmaceuticals, hospitals
Anesthesiologist Rondall Lane walks the halls at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco.

How to shop for a hospital

Jan 28, 2015
You could turn to a hospital-rating company or mine these resources to make a decision.
Posted In: hospitals, ratings, consumer reports
Nurse Dianne Wash takes a blood sample to check the glucose level of Keri Anderson, right.

Bidding for blood, the Priceline way

Jan 13, 2015
A Dallas company uses algorithms to streamline the process of buying blood.
Posted In: blood, hospitals

Ebola is scaring people away from ERs

Oct 6, 2014
If patients avoid the ER, it could mean big revenue losses for hospitals.
Posted In: emergency, Ebola, hospitals

Taking patient ‘happiness’ more seriously

Sep 26, 2014
Health care takes a page from the hospitality industry playbook.
Posted In: ACA, Affordable Care Act, hospitals

Healthkit is a symptom of tech's rush into health care

Aug 12, 2014
Apple is talking to hospitals about a cloud-based "health kit".
Posted In: apple, healthcare, hospitals

Inside the economics of the delivery room

May 26, 2014
New guidelines for doctors urge fewer C-sections and more natural births.
Posted In: birth, hospitals