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Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.

New gin sold as a tonic for your skin

New gin sold as a tonic for your skin

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Since it came a few weeks past April Fools' Day, the announcement of an anti-aging gin appears to be on the level. The 80-proof concoction is the brainchild of Warner Leisure Hotels, a chain based in the United Kingdom. It touts Anti-aGin as the “alcoholic equivalent of a facial.”

White House: $589M from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus

By Associated Press  |  April 06, 2016

Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.

Genome sequencing rated top advance of past 40 years

Genome sequencing rated top advance of past 40 years

By Joseph Conn  |  March 26, 2016

The sequencing of the human genome—an achievement that capped a 13-year, $3 billion international effort funded by the federal government—represents the most significant breakthrough in healthcare over the past 40 years, according to Modern Healthcare readers.

Safety first? A helmet may make you take more risks

Safety first? A helmet may make you take more risks

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 20, 2016

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Bath in England revealed that wearing a helmet actually increases the desire to take risks, and therefore makes helmet-wearers less safe.

World Bank pledges $150 million to help fight Zika

By Associated Press  |  February 18, 2016

The spread of Zika will have a modest drag on economies in Latin America, with tourism-dependent Caribbean nations most at risk, the World Bank said Thursday. It made $150 million immediately available to help fight the virus.

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

By Associated Press  |  February 07, 2016

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.

Ascension seeks productivity elixir from its joint venture in Cayman Islands

Ascension seeks productivity elixir from its joint venture in Cayman Islands

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 06, 2016

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.

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