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Demand soars for Ebola supplies as cost and safety concerns rise

Demand soars for Ebola supplies as cost and safety concerns rise

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 01, 2014

When the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics began training nurses how to don and doff the jumpsuits, hoods and coveralls necessary to treat patients with Ebola, everyone noticed how difficult it was to remove the hood from the nurses' heads without touching their skin.

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 01, 2014

A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.

Divisions surface between healthcare workers, public over Ebola quarantines

Divisions surface between healthcare workers, public over Ebola quarantines

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 01, 2014

As numerous states begin imposing quarantines on healthcare volunteers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa, infectious-disease experts decry measures they say would undermine the most effective means of controlling the spread of the disease—containing it at its source.

Dr. Gary Gottlieb named CEO of Partners in Health

Dr. Gary Gottlieb named CEO of Partners in Health

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 01, 2014

Dr. Gary Gottlieb, 59, will be CEO of Partners in Health, a not-for-profit that operates globally to address healthcare access where poverty is prevalent, including recent work in the West African nations fighting Ebola.

Why Hickox should have obeyed

Why Hickox should have obeyed

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 01, 2014

Some states across the country are imposing stringent and unnecessary quarantine requirements on healthcare workers exposed to Ebola patients.

Patient-centered medical homes deliver on promises

Patient-centered medical homes deliver on promises

By Margaret O'Kane  |  November 01, 2014

Patient-centered medical homes have long been thought to reduce healthcare costs. A recent study published in the journal Health Services Research confirms that they actually do.

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

By Bob Herman  |  November 01, 2014

In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.

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