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Unless they change, devicemakers may see shrinking profits
By Jaimy Lee | October 20, 2014
A leading consulting firm is warning medical-device companies that they either embrace the changes taking place in the global healthcare system or they will face sharply declining operating margins in the years ahead.
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CDC issues stronger safety standards for healthcare workers handling Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Conceding its previous Ebola safety protocols failed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued more robust guidelines aimed at better protecting workers who confront Ebola and other deadly infectious diseases.
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Stricter CDC standards for Ebola care expected
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal health officials are expected to issue stricter standards soon for the use of personal protective equipment by healthcare workers who treat patients infected with Ebola.
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Live stream | Ebola preparedness session | 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 21
October 20, 2014
Modern Healthcare made special arrangements to host a live stream of a session on Ebola preparedness Tuesday organized by the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Service Employees International Union and the Partnership for Quality Care. Join the session from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT on...
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AbbVie and Shire end merger talks
Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | October 20, 2014
North Chicago-based medical products maker AbbVie and Irish drugmaker Shire have agreed to terminate their proposed merger.
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Joint Commission calls on C-suite to promote healthcare safety
By Sabriya Rice | October 20, 2014
The term “culture of safety” has become commonplace in the vernacular of U.S. healthcare facilities, yet variation in safety remains prevalent. As organizations pursue efforts to boost quality, improve outcomes and reduce patient harm, a new Joint Commission resource is aiming its...
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St. Luke's Hospital names Candio next president and CEO
By Adam Rubenfire | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Christine Candio has been named president and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She will replace Gary Olson, who is retiring after 36 years at St. Luke's. Her appointment is effective in January.
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Reform Update: At AAFP gathering, topics range from access to vasectomies
By Andis Robeznieks | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The lasting and fleeting impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are a focus of the American Academy Family Physicians' policy-setting meeting and educational assembly in Washington this week.
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Ebola insurance offered to providers
By Lisa Schencker | October 20, 2014
There may be no cure for Ebola, but healthcare providers can get insurance for it.
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Nigeria is free of Ebola, health officials declare
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola transmission, according to health officials, making it the second West African nation to have successfully contained the deadly virus, which has killed more than 4,500 and continues to spread elsewhere in the region.
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