TOP HEADLINES

CDC confirms first case of Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas from West Africa, while Texas officials urged residents to remain calm and hospitals across the nation said they are prepared to handle additional cases.

 

The drawbacks of drug-testing physicians

A California ballot initiative addressing the growing problem of substance abuse among healthcare workers may have unintended consequences, according to two opinion pieces in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Connecticut requires hospitals to inform patients of observation status

Beginning today, Connecticut hospitals must tell patients when they are in observation and not actually admitted--and inform them that they may be responsible for charges incurred during their stay, according to the Greenwich Times.com.

4 mistakes hospitals make in the search for partnerships

In an effort to be more efficient, deliver value-based care and streamline the healthcare continuum, hospitals enter into partnerships out of want rather than financial necessity to stay ahead of competitors in the ever-evolving healthcare industry, according to a piece in Hospitals & Health Networks.

Mixed news, unclear future for ACOs

Despite their early successes, accountable care organizations remain an uncertain prospect within healthcare, MedPageToday reports.

MORE NEWS