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Republicans pick Hall to head CBO

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 02, 2015

Congressional Republicans, frustrated by some of the Congressional Budget Office's analyses of the Affordable Care Act, have named Keith Hall to head the CBO. Hall will replace Douglas Elmendorf, who has served in the office since 2009.

Best Practices: Hospital reduces delirium in elderly patients

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 02, 2015

Throughout the 1990s, Dr. Fred Rubin tried a variety of strategies to prevent elderly patients from experiencing the sudden onset of stress and confusion known as delirium. Then in 1999, Rubin saw a New England Journal of Medicine article touting the benefits of the Hospital Elder Life Program.

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 02, 2015

Two huge data breaches have occurred in the past six months, exposing health information on millions of people. Register for our free March 5 webinar to hear Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and RAND Corp. researcher Lillian Ablon discuss the risk of cybercrime.

Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to sue Texas Health Resources

By Associated Press  |  March 01, 2015

A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

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