When Alex Walker spent time in the hospital for epilepsy, she noticed many children in the hospital didn't have any stuffed animals, so the seven-year-old launched a service to bring the toys to hospitals, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, New Jersey, and Ohio.
Critiques of the U.S. health care system often focus on systemic issues, but that focus overlooks the important role patients play in health outcomes and spending, David Freedman writes in The Atlantic.
In recent weeks, dozens of media outlets reported that "burnout" had just been promoted to a full-fledged medical condition in the ICD-11. That wasn't exactly true—but the real story reveals why it's so important to manage the hazards of workplace burnout, write Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar and Jackie Kimmell.
The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which ranks all 50 states on key measures of health. See how your state fared with our interactive map.
To boost nurse satisfaction and patient experience in so doing, Vidant Health has implemented three strategies that have "reshaped the nurse work environment to achieve organizational excellence," Jennifer Thew writes for HealthLeaders Media.