Patient care and Information

Jul 23, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today alerted health care providers to safety risks associated with cesium chloride, a mineral salt sometimes taken by cancer patients who seek alternative treatments. Reported adverse events included QT prolongation (a dangerous abnormality that can impair the…
Mar 13, 2018
Hospitals and health systems across the country are finding myriad ways to provide affordable, patient-centered care to consumers, panelists said at the inaugural AHA Executive Forum. The health leaders discussed how innovating in-house, addressing the social determinants of health and examining an…
Mar 8, 2018
Introduction Hospitals and health systems are responsible for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of their patients and patient information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations established national privacy standards for health care information…
Mar 6, 2018
According to a randomized trial reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, opioids are no better than non-opioid medications at treating chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. The Strategies for Prescribing Analgesics Comparative Effectiveness trial compared…
Feb 20, 2018
Anthem last week notified network providers in Missouri, Kentucky and Georgia about changes to its program to prevent “avoidable” emergency department visits. “Specifically, we have expanded our list of ‘always-approve’ exceptions,” the notice states. “We will take that new list of exceptions and…
Jun 13, 2017
Eight prominent patient, provider and consumer advocate groups announced today they are joining forces to host a series of events in states across the country to highlight the need to protect patient access to affordable and adequate care as the health debate continues in Washington, DC.
Press Release Patient, Provider and Consumer Groups Call on Senate to Protect Patients First in Health Care Debate Eight prominent patient, provider and consumer advocate groups announced today they are joining forces to host a series of events in states across the country to highlight the need…