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Study shows promise and pitfalls of clinical decision support

By Darius Tahir  |  November 19, 2014

Information technology is supposed to help healthcare providers make better decisions. But a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows both the promise and the drawbacks of harnessing software to improve clinical decisions.

Providers see the digital future and, mostly, know it's theirs

By Darius Tahir  |  November 18, 2014

Healthcare professionals are moving to a digital health future but with some major obstacles in their way, according to results of a survey of 1,000 doctors, nurses and other providers released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Doctor's Ebola death underscores deadly nature of disease

Doctor's Ebola death underscores deadly nature of disease

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 17, 2014

The Ebola-related death on Monday of a surgeon from Sierra Leone at a Nebraska hospital should serve as a painful reminder of the deadly nature of the disease even under the best circumstances.

Practice Makes Perfect: Making sense of the dollars and cents to help patients

Practice Makes Perfect: Making sense of the dollars and cents to help patients

By Laura Palmer  |  November 17, 2014

In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we will tackle No. 10 on that list: understanding the total cost of an episode of...

Doctor with Ebola arrives in Nebraska for treatment

Doctor with Ebola arrives in Nebraska for treatment

By Associated Press  |  November 15, 2014

At first, Dr. Martin Salia thought he had malaria or typhoid. A surgeon working in Sierra Leone, he told his wife back in Maryland that he had a headache and fever. He had two negative tests for Ebola. Then the third came back positive.

Kindness could be more than a placebo

Kindness could be more than a placebo

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 15, 2014

If surgery, medication and other treatments aren’t working for a patient, physicians may want to try a little tenderness.

Surgeon with Ebola coming to U.S. for care

By Associated Press  |  November 14, 2014

A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the U.S. said.

Ebola victim Duncan's family settles with Texas Health

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 12, 2014

The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has settled with the Dallas hospital that misdiagnosed him and sent him home the first time he sought care there, a lawyer for the family announced Wednesday.

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