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Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 01, 2014

A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 01, 2014

Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.

DeSalvo will juggle ONC chief, HHS posts

By Joseph Conn  |  November 01, 2014

The nation's chief health information technology officer will continue to serve in that role while also helping lead HHS' public health efforts, including its response to the Ebola virus outbreak, according to an official government blog.

Can transfusions aid Ebola fight?

Can transfusions aid Ebola fight?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 01, 2014

As the world searches for new tools to fight the Ebola scourge in West Africa, the use of a decades-old, largely unproven therapy—transfusing blood plasma from recovered patients—has surfaced as a potential weapon.

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 30, 2014

A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2014

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

HCA has solid Q3, downplays benefits from ACA

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 28, 2014

HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.

Ebola: N.Y. had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

By Associated Press  |  October 26, 2014

Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.

Data Points for Oct. 27, 2014

Data Points for Oct. 27, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Data Points for the week of Oct. 27, 2014, covered the following topics: latest healthcare stats on Ebola, health IT, CT usage and the uninsured.

Clumsy Ebola response tests country's faith in health leaders

Clumsy Ebola response tests country's faith in health leaders

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 25, 2014

The American public's deep fears about Ebola and politicians' inflammatory rhetoric following the three U.S. cases in Dallas have prompted public health experts to think about how the country might respond to a more serious infectious disease pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from the...

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