New York Nurses Reduce Infection, Improve Patient Outcome via Leadership Program

New York nurses from seven different hospitals have recently developed methods to reduce hospitalization-related infections in the critical care unit while simultaneously improving patient outcome.

New Jersey Hospital System Stimulates Economy

The New Jersey Hospital System keeps surprising the nation with its contributions to the Garden State’s economy.

Leapfrog Group Reveals 2014 Top Hospitals

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., announced its annual list of top hospitals.

AMA Demands Meaningful Use Program Changes

The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially adopted a policy that calls on lawmakers to stop penalties within the federal government’s Meaningful Use program.

Fewer Hospital Errors Save 50,000 Patients Nationwide

Fewer patients are dying and billions are being saved in health care costs due to safer hospital environments, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Poor Patient Hygiene Increases Hospital Infection Risk

Hospital patients may be at risk of infection due to their own poor hand hygiene, according to a new study.

New York Rolls Out New Patient Portal

A new patient portal is being rolled out at six regional hospitals in New York.

Two Health Information Organizations Will Merge

Southern Tier Healthlink (STHL) and Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC) are planning to merge into a health information network across the state of New York.

Hospitals Recognized for Quality Measures

Hospitals are improving their rates for complying with evidence-based care processes, according to a new report.

Prescription Choices in EHRs Impact Care Costs

Researchers have found that programming electronic health records to make generic drugs a default choice when writing prescriptions may help to curb health care costs.