Care Delivery

Quality of care for heart attacks and other conditions is determined in large part by decisions made in a hospital’s board room, according to a story in The New York Times.

Medical schools are often criticized for being slow to modify their curricula, but some are starting to teach students to adapt to changes in the U.S. healthcare system, The Wall Street Journal reports.

A new fleet of robots gracing the halls of the University of California, San Francisco hospital has inspired mixed feelings in a writer at Wired.  

Summa Health System, based in Akron, Ohio, has entered into an accountable care agreement with Humana, reports Crain's Cleveland Business.

The largest insurer and the largest healthcare provider in Kansas are forming an accountable care organization to lower costs, reports KCUR. 

Last year, it is estimated that more than one million U.S. consumers left the country to seek medical treatment abroad, reports CNN.

Physicians are constantly told to multitask for the sake of improved healthcare delivery, and it’s often the patients who end up feeling secondary in the process, according to an editorial in Huffington Post.

Rural hospitals are finding ways to innovate in order to meet tough healthcare challenges, according to Hospitals & Health Networks. 

Cleveland Clinic, along with five other Ohio health systems, are forming a coalition designed to control healthcare costs and improve quality. 

Healthcare jobs grew 50 percent more in 2014 than in 2013, reports Forbes.  

Walk-in medical clinics are poised to fill in the empty spaces in U.S. malls as many chains shut down their operations, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.  

While 2014 offered up a number of successes in terms of healthcare reform, major medical advances and new innovations, they could prove costly in 2015, according to Forbes.