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Dallas nurse Vinson recovering from Ebola, family says
By Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has improved enough that she was approved for transfer out of isolation at Emory University Hospital, her family said late Wednesday.
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CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries
By Steven Ross Johnson and Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Individuals traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be actively monitored for Ebola symptoms for 21 days after they enter the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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North Dakota 'personhood' ballot measure raises concerns about broader healthcare impact
By Paul Demko | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on next month could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state, some experts say.
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Reform Update: Bigger doesn't equal cheaper for patients, studies find
By Melanie Evans | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consolidation across healthcare sectors and local markets may benefit consumers when it reduces costly and potentially harmful duplication and waste. Or not. Consolidation also can increase costs, researchers contend in two newly published studies.
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Outpatient volume fuels Hawaii Pacific Health's FY14 gains
By Bob Herman | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hawaii Pacific Health, a four-hospital system headquartered in Honolulu, reported significant growth in its bottom line in its most recent fiscal year despite inpatient admissions falling.
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Medical device hack-attack issues resurface
By Joseph Conn | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Three medical-device makers have been identified by unnamed sources as having their products under review by an arm of the Homeland Security Department for possible cybersecurity vulnerabilities, according to a published report. But for the feds, providers and the devicemakers, the issue of...
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Ebola vaccine trials could start in Africa in January
USA Today | October 22, 2014
Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin as early as January in the West African countries most affected by the virus, a World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Although there are no approved vaccines or treatments for Ebola, experts have said that vaccines are the best hope of getting the...
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Nurse Pham's dog tests negative for Ebola virus
By Harris Meyer | October 22, 2014
Dog lovers worldwide got good news Wednesday when Dallas nurse Nina Pham's King Charles spaniel was pronounced free of the Ebola virus that infected his owner, according to the Associated Press.
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Civic technologists take aim at Ebola with data
Capital New York | October 22, 2014
Over one hundred civic technologists gathered in New York's Flatiron District on Saturday for an Ebola Open Data Jam, to help counter the outbreak using data collection and analysis, a project that drew participants with backgrounds in city and state government. Much of the event focused on aiding...
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Castlight Health tool saves money for patients, JAMA study shows
By Darius Tahir | October 22, 2014
Using Castlight Health's price discovery tool results in strong savings for customers shopping for the best deal in imaging—but not in clinician office visits or lab results, a study released in JAMA shows.
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