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Slow Ebola response blamed on false assumptions about its course
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health experts and humanitarian organizations waging war against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa hope plans announced Tuesday by the Obama Administration to send additional aid to affected regions will encourage more philanthropic support and health worker recruitment. Both money and volunteers have come in at a slower pace in this crisis than in past disasters.
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Obama announces increased U.S. efforts against Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has outlined a heightened U.S. effort to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Information
Maker of hepatitis C drug strikes deal on generics for poor countries
By New York Times | September 15, 2014
Gilead Sciences, the maker of one of the costliest drugs in the world, announced on Monday that it had struck agreements with seven Indian generic-drug makers to sell lower-cost versions of the medicine—a $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C treatment—in poorer countries.
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Ebola response will be subject of Senate hearing Tuesday
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The international challenges presented by the African Ebola epidemic will be the subject of a Senate hearing Tuesday examining what role the U.S. should play.
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Ebola fight gets $50 million from Gates Foundation
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
On the heels of a request from the White House for $88 million in funding to fight the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to commit $50 million toward efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
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Vital Signs
Nearly 1 in 8 Americans have had medical records exposed in breaches
By Joseph Conn | September 08, 2014
The number of healthcare data breaches has risen significantly in recently weeks. A review of recent updates to the “wall of shame” breach notification list kept by the Office for Civil Rights at HHS reveals that this year, 95 breaches have compromised the healthcare records of nearly 6.2 million individuals. That brings the total number of records exposed since the list began being published in September 2009 to 38.6 million.
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Magazine
Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners know how to engage patients
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Now in their 29th year, Modern Healthcare's Design Awards have chronicled the industry's pursuit to define, design and create the ideal healing environment. And, according to one of this year's judges, the strongest entries in this year's competition are already far along on that journey.
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Award of Excellence: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Chris O'Brien was the founder of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute. He died in June 2009 from a brain tumor, but not before using his experience to develop a 96-bed integrated cancer-treatment center, where outpatient care, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies and psycho-social support for patients could be offered in one place.
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Citation: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Patients treated at the 10-story Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto typically stay for about three months.
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Citation: Nueva Expansión Hospital Observatorio
By Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nueva Expansión Hospital Observatorio is an extension of the 200-bed American British Cowdray Hospital and ABC Cancer Center on the organization's Observatorio campus in Mexico City.
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The best care money can buy? | The U.S. delights in its medical technology, and pays a premium for it, but studies show other countries beat us in outcomes, value
By Cinda Becker | August 09, 2004 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No other country in the world can beat the U.S. in medical technology. No other country spends as much for it either.The mantra "Americans have the best medical care in the world" is frequently recited by U.S. policymakers and clinicians, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs that compares the quality of care in five English-speaking countries. But international data--limited though it is--places the U.S. in the bottom quartile of industrialized countries in terms of life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the report.The best...
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