Would you agree to a 21-day Ebola quarantine?

By John N. Frank  |  October 30, 2014

U.S. healthcare workers who volunteer to join the fight in Africa against Ebola have a new question to ask themselves these days: How would they feel about a 21-day quarantine when they get back home?

Providers should focus on health IT safety, CHIME speakers advise

By Darius Tahir  |  October 29, 2014

Providers should plan to demonstrate patient-safety benefits attributable to their increasing use of healthcare technology, said experts at a panel at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall meeting in San Antonio.

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

By Associated Press  |  October 29, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2014

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 28, 2014

President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to alleviate growing concerns among healthcare workers that traveling to West Africa to help stem the Ebola outbreak at its source will land them under mandatory quarantine when they return.

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing mandatory quarantines of returning healthcare workers.

New York boy tests negative for Ebola

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2014

A 5-year-old boy being treated at a New York City hospital after traveling to West Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said Monday.

New Jersey releases quarantined nurse

By Associated Press  |  October 27, 2014

New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.

Mandatory Ebola quarantines for health workers spark criticism

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 26, 2014

The Ebola diagnosis last Thursday of Dr. Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who returned to the U.S. from Guinea earlier this month, set off mandatory quarantine orders in three states, and stricter monitoring in a fourth, Florida. The inevitable backlash against those quarantines...

Cuomo: Ebola quarantine may be hard to enforce

By Associated Press  |  October 26, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is acknowledging that the 21-day Ebola quarantine he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced may be difficult to enforce.

Ebola spurs higher demand for infection-control products

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 25, 2014

Spectra254 is a company that launched earlier this year and currently sells it portable disinfection technology in 10 hospitals. But the global outbreak of Ebola has heightened interest in its platform, which is designed to be both mobile and affordable.

Healthcare worker criticizes quarantine process

By Associated Press  |  October 25, 2014

The healthcare worker now quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.