There has been a great focus on the number of hours worked, but silence about the actual work done.
Recently, the wife of a prominent Boston businessman greeted me this way: “So what foreign medical school did you go to anyway?” My response: "Harvard Medical School."
An online map called ResistanceOpen is tracking resistant bacteria. The goal is to shed light on how much resistant bacteria is in your area and which antibiotics those bacteria are...
Steward Health Care says it is losing nearly $20 million a year at the hospital -- it just doesn't have enough patients.
Too many Americans are still dying in hospitals and nursing homes, getting aggressive but futile care and suffering more from the complications of treatment than from the pain of dying.
The deal -- which needs court approval -- would resolve an antitrust investigation by the attorney general's office and ultimately allow Partners to acquire South Shore Hospital.
A negotiated agreement that would have let Partners HealthCare expand to include South Shore and three other hospitals is on hold.
A group of Massachusetts health care providers is asking Attorney General Martha Coakley to make public details of a deal which will allow Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals.
The latest data show lower rates for three of four types of hospital infections; but rates of urinary tract infections from catheters have increased.
What's up with that Partners-South Shore deal?
A report released today from a group founded by Steward Health Care System and the union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, says that disparities in hospital costs and financing are...
The federal agency reports that 1.36% of U.S. births occurred outside a hospital in 2012, up from 1.26% in 2011. Those new numbers mark the highest level of non-hospital births...
A patient defends Spaulding Rehab Hospital after a high-profile critique.
Here’s the question: Can we put price tags on procedures and encourage patients to change when and where they "buy" their care to get the best value?
In August of 2012, Charlie Atkinson was bitten by a mosquito in the garden outside his home in Cambridge, Mass. From that bite, against the odds, he contracted West Nile...
Partners HealthCare does not hold back in an aggressive response it plans to file today with the state's Health Policy Commission (HPC).
Here are some key quality-related questions to ask your doctor before delivering your baby at the hospital.
When we opened up the "lines" for an online chat about quality and childbirth, moms dove in with comments and questions about induction, malpractice and worse results for black women...