Advertisement
Endoscope infections at Virginia Mason prompt broader safety fears

Endoscope infections at Virginia Mason prompt broader safety fears

By Jaimy Lee  |  January 31, 2015

Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.

Inside medicine's gray zone

Inside medicine's gray zone

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 24, 2015

Researchers and cost-control advocates are increasingly questioning drugs, devices and procedures that proved effective in clinical trials but don't achieve the same outcomes once widely deployed. Sometimes they perform worse than cheaper alternatives already on the market.

Ebola vaccine tests to begin in West Africa

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 22, 2015

Long-awaited trials to test two potential vaccines against the Ebola virus will begin in West Africa within the next few weeks, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Data Points for Jan. 19, 2015

Data Points for Jan. 19, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 17, 2015

Data Points for the week of Jan. 19, 2015, covered the following topics: Unexpected medical expenses, Medicaid, diabetes, uninsured adults, alcohol poisoning

 Hospitals fall short on infection goals

Hospitals fall short on infection goals

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 14, 2015

U.S. hospitals made significant strides in the past several years in reducing the number of infections acquired within their facilities but fell short of the Obama administration's targets, according to a new federal report.

U.S. still unprepared for epidemics

U.S. still unprepared for epidemics

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 10, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its arrival in the U.S. placed a renewed focus on state and local public health departments' preparedness for handling infectious disease threats. But some experts say the country is far from ready for the next outbreak.

Young adults are not most likely to die from alcohol poisoning

Young adults are not most likely to die from alcohol poisoning

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 06, 2015

Federal health officials are calling for an increased effort to reduce the rate of excessive drinking in the U.S. that they say contributes largely to the more than 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths that occur each year.

Wanted: CDC lab safety official

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 31, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to appoint a high-level official to oversee lab safety following several mishaps in its laboratories over the past decade.

Advertisement
Modern Healthcare Daily

The top stories in healthcare business every day

The Modern Healthcare Daily News App provides you with registration-free access to the top trending healthcare business news. It's the only news you need each day.