As health care providers seek ways to improve care and cut costs, providers and insurance companies have teamed up. A program in Michigan where providers share notes in real time appears to work.
Cognitive traps can steer doctors away from the right diagnosis.
For real reform to Medicare’s fee-for-service payments model, we need to look for more innovative solutions to how we pay for health care. These can be found in an unlikely place: the United States.
The government must do more to deliver a 21st-century health system – not just to improve its standing with voters but to meet the health needs of all Australians.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
Analyzing electronic data from many doctors' experiences with many patients, we can move ever closer to answering the age-old question: what is truly best for each patient?
Spiritual engagement is losing out to efficiency when it comes to older age.
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act was to lower health care costs, but first we have to help individuals make better choices.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
Seven babies died unnecessarily at Bacchus Marsh hospital between 2013 and 2014. The My Hospitals website and other reporting mechanisms gave no sign of any problems.
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people livin
There are several benefits of nurses providing input in policymaking processes. In South Africa, though, there are several barriers that prevent this.
The Affordable Care Act was the most significant health care reform since Medicare. Have concerns that it would hurt businesses panned out?
Switching to a high-deductible plan leads people to reduce medical spending even when it doesn't make any sense.
The South African government's plan to provide universal access to health care seems to be slipping off its priority list.
Ban on affirmative action across eight states has led to a drop in minority students at medical schools.