December 05, 2014
It appears almost definite at this point that the Ebola outbreak is likely to get worse, and very much so, before it shows any signs of lessening.
November 25, 2014
The media hype around Ebola may have subsided in recent weeks, but that doesn't mean preparedness is any less essential when it comes to this deadly virus. At RSNA on Dec. 2, imaging professionals will learn about CDC guidelines and other strategies to help manage the right response to Ebola.
November 11, 2014
Despite widespread skepticism about the efficacy of many health apps, some evidence is emerging that they might actually work. At least some of them.
October 23, 2014
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph.
October 23, 2014
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers -- are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show.
October 22, 2014
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. But the focus on EHRs in these discussions does not recognize more prominent health IT needs when it comes potential outbreaks, nor the ways we have yet to meet most of these needs with incentives and infrastructure.
October 21, 2014
One of the most frequent complaints in John Halamka's email inbox these days is that electronic health records are filled with data, but little knowledge or wisdom. The era of Ebola, he says, has accelerated the urgency for us to rethink the way we document.
October 20, 2014
The folks at Penn Medicine know a little something about putting data analytics to work. After identifying three years ago that their sepsis mortality rates were higher than expected, they set out to do something about it by harnessing predictive analytics. And the results? They're impressive.
October 17, 2014
In a congressional hearing Thursday, a Texas Health Resources executive joined other clinical stakeholders in the U.S. Ebola crisis to shed light on the myriad oversights that materialized when the Ebola virus arrived on American soil.
October 14, 2014
Once the outbreak in West Africa happened and spread to other countries in that region, was it inevitable that Ebola would reach the U.S.? And should hospitals across the nation have been preparing?