Your chances of surviving any of four high-risk surgeries varies by 23 percent, depending on which hospital you choose.

Who pays for hospitals' high prices?

Jun 10, 2015
A new study sheds light on how hospitals make their money.
Posted In: hospitals, patient, compensation
Because hospitals are moving to electronic medical record systems, medical scribes have become in high demand.

Medical scribe industry thrives

May 12, 2015
The medical scribe industry has been booming in recent years, fueled largely by hospitals around the county switching to electronic medical record systems.
Posted In: medical records, hospitals, electronics

Nursing home care is changing, and it may save money

Apr 24, 2015
A program sends doctors into nursing homes, instead of patients into hospitals.
Posted In: nursing homes, hospitals, hospitalizations

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