In Oprah Magazine, Gila Lyons recalls the difficulties she faced when she brought concerns about a strange feeling in her ear to her doctor. The doctor dismissed her—but the problem turned out to be an inch-long bug. Lyons says her experience can help show other patients how they can overcome potential bias from providers.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and CMS collaborated on a draft strategy aimed at reducing the administrative and regulatory burdens clinicians encounter when using health IT and EHRs.
Former president George H.W. Bush, whose health care legacy includes signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed away on Friday. He died less than eight months after his wife Barbara Bush's death—an occurrence doctors say is surprisingly common.
In Harvard Business Review, Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison shares how the health system's tiered escalation huddles improved patient safety and increased transparency in operations. He offers three tips for implementing the program at other organizations.
CMS released an online tool last Tuesday which shows the national average that Medicare pays both ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals for certain procedures, as well as the national average copayment a Medicare beneficiary without supplemental insurance would pay for the procedures.
New research has found that, due to the growing impatience of boards, CEOs aren't staying in their positions as long as they used to. While Advisory Board's Eric Larsen says the health care industry has been relatively insulated from this trend, his conversations with dozens of health care CEOs have shown him that shorter tenure can have real advantages.