Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.
Ascension is looking to its Caribbean joint venture with India's Narayana Health to provide a model for enhancing hospital productivity. But bringing the model home would require major changes in physician and nurse behavior, an overhaul in surgical and postoperative care, and regulatory reforms.
In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.
Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States.
The global effort to halt the spread of the Zika virus is intensifying as more than a million people in Brazil alone have become infected. The scrutiny of the response could divert resources from work with broader impact in the fight against the spread of infectious diseases.
Data Points for the week of Feb. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Zika virus and vector-borne diseases.
Abbott Laboratories' stock tumbled Thursday after the maker of infant formula, medical devices and drugs gave a disappointing earnings forecast, citing weakness in its Venezuelan business.
South Carolina has become a laboratory to test a more focused approach to surgical checklists. It's a partnership with checklist champion Dr. Atul Gawande and Harvard. Leaders of the project estimate that it could save 500 patient lives a year by averting medical mistakes.
Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support.
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Wall Street analysts tell healthcare executives that sunnier weather is ahead for equities beaten up by investors since mid-2015.