Analyzing timestamped EHR data from more than 21 million primary care visits in 2017, researchers have ascertained average lengths of visit and other metrics useful to assessing care quality.

People tend to perceive themselves as less swayed than others by COVID-19 misinformation, and the gap helps explain why some people are more open than others to governmental interventions.

As is so often the case with COVID-19, the numbers sketch out a dauntingly vast landscape while the anecdotes paint portraits of affected human denizens.

Hospitals that have failed to impress patients with COVID safety and quality measures should not be surprised when 2 of 3 patients switch provider orgs—or when 1 in 4 postpone a scheduled procedure indefinitely.

Early on in the COVID crisis, many hospital-based healthcare workers moved around to serve in COVID hotspots hurting for staff. They did so at scale and at will. Those were the good old days.

The hospital many consider the best prepared in the U.S. to handle a pandemic prior to the COVID crisis now finds itself “on an absolutely catastrophic path.”

COVID-19 has not so much rebooted U.S. healthcare’s workforce as it has hastened transformative changes in staffing strategies that were taking shape before the pandemic got here.

Coronavirus chaos notwithstanding, more than 80% of penalty-eligible hospitals will feel the pain of readmission reductions during the current fiscal year.

California is the state with the most nursing homes to rate as high-performing with five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s latest listing of the best such facilities in the country.

With their broad reach across all demographic categories, social media platforms are connecting healthcare influencers and stakeholders across every area of activity in which one might hold a stake. Of course, that’s a good thing and a bad thing.

The COVID crisis has swollen the demand for repairs to hospitals’ overworked medical equipment at the same time it has, in effect, shrunken the field of qualified repair workers.

During a 12-week peak in the COVID-19 crisis, an 800-bed academic hospital in a frenetic American city admitted more than 9,000 inpatients—including almost 700 with COVID—while letting only two infections sneak in unchecked.