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.
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.
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.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat whose second and last term runs through December 2015, was one of the first Southern governors to expand Medicaid and create a state-operated insurance exchange.
In response to the recent guest commentary “ICD-10 won't help on cost control”, the elephant in the room is much larger than the author suggests.
R. Barkley Payne has been named executive director of the American Medical Association Foundation, the charitable and grant-making arm of the Chicago-based physicians group. His new role is effective Nov. 10.
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.
Some states across the country are imposing stringent and unnecessary quarantine requirements on healthcare workers exposed to Ebola patients.
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.
“(The arrival home of) Kaci Hickox ... was a perfect teachable moment.
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.
Ebola has dominated hard news headlines since its deadly outbreak in West Africa this year, but the infectious disease also has a soft, cuddly side.