Hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission did not have significantly better patient outcomes than hospitals inspected by state agencies or accredited by other organizations, according to a new study published in The BMJ.
First lady Melania Trump and HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday met with families in Philadelphia affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition that occurs when babies are exposed to opioids in the womb, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Hawaii, New York, and Pennsylvania.
It's estimated nearly half of intensive care patients develop serious cognitive impairment, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently launched a new clinic to determine why and to identify ways to treat the condition, Richard Harris reports for NPR's "Shots."
The White House and federal agencies this week released their fall regulatory agendas, setting the stage for new health care regulations for the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.
Time on Thursday released its inaugural Health Care 50 list recognizing the industry's most influential movers and shakers—including Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson, surgeon and writer Atul Gawande, and numerous other health system stakeholders.