Well before Ron Klain was named as the U.S. Ebola czar, the USG was urging the international community to confront the fact that the world is not ready for a deadly pandemic of any sort, much less one as daunting as Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst medical outbreak of the disease in recorded history.
William Gallagher Associates, a Boston-based insurance broker, has announced the rollout of a new policy to cover Ebola-related losses at hospitals and other healthcare providers involved in primary care emergency treatment.
IBM and Metropolitan Health–one of South Africa’s largest financial services and healthcare companies–recently announced Africa’s first commercial application of IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor (“Watson”).
On September 28, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2396, which added language to Business and Professions Code section 480.
On a day when the announcement of the second Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus frightened Americans, Carl Zimmer, the New York Times science journalist and author of the book A Planet of Viruses, provided some much-needed perspective to a Philadelphia audience.
The names and photos of the late Thomas Eric Duncan and his former nurse Nina Pham are all over news media reports of the first cases of Ebola in the United States.
Dr. Jeffrey Levine on his website recently wrote an interesting article about the importance of communication among health care providers using the Ebola case in Texas as an example. Below is the article in full.
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse is an ever growing problem. The Federal government has taken several steps in its enforcement efforts to cut down on health care fraud.
The passage of the ARRA HITECH Act in 2009 fostered significant advancements in patient engagement and care coordination by incentivizing primarily physical health providers and acute care hospitals to make smarter use of technology.