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Q&A: 'Always put the consumer and consumer protection first'

Q&A: 'Always put the consumer and consumer protection first'

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo stepped down last month as chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. DeSalvo recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about her nearly three years leading the ONC, which made her the longest-serving person in that role.

Editorial: Congress needs to stop dithering on Zika

Editorial: Congress needs to stop dithering on Zika

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 05, 2016

Don't hold your breath waiting for members of Congress to return to Washington to deal with the immediate public health threat posed by the Zika virus. That would require putting the public interest over politics, an approach gone missing in action during this poisonous election year.

Commentary: Value public health equally to police, clean water

Commentary: Value public health equally to police, clean water

By Dr. Ram Raju  |  July 23, 2016

Despite policy and technological innovation occurring nationwide, “Healthcare Nirvana”—better outcomes, cost effectiveness and health equity—remains unrealized. It is time to invest in a better healthcare future for all.

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to step down

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to step down

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli—who defended the Affordable Care Act in several major Supreme Court cases—will step down as of June 24. His principal deputy, Ian Gershengorn, will replace him as acting solicitor general.

Senate Democrats press for $1.9B to fight Zika virus

By Associated Press  |  April 18, 2016

Democrats are pressing top Senate Republicans to stop dragging their feet and act immediately on President Barack Obama's request for $1.9 billion to combat the Zika virus.

Zika funding is crucial, health officials tell Congress

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 02, 2016

The nation's top health officials told lawmakers on Wednesday that efforts to combat the spread of Zika would be severely hindered if they reject President Barack Obama's request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding. They also said any diversion of Ebola funds would set back work in West Africa.

Data Points for Dec. 14, 2015

Data Points for Dec. 14, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 12, 2015

Data Points for the week of Dec. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Mass shootings, healthcare costs, ebola, contraceptive coverage and breast cancer screening

WHO declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2015

Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.

Best Places to Work winners promote work-life balance

Best Places to Work winners promote work-life balance

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 15, 2015

Leaders often talk about workplace culture, but it's hard to put a finger on what it means, or how it's developed.It comes from the people hired and the way they're treated, but it's also something leaders have to cultivate.

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By Associated Press  |  October 09, 2015

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in that nation's Kambia district, where some of the country's most recent Ebola cases have been reported.

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