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Ebola Watch: APIC calls on hospitals to reassess infection control practices

U.S. hospitals don't have the necessary infection prevention staff and departments are stretched beyond capacity to handle the Ebola virus, according to a new survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology released during International Infection Prevention Week.

NYC doctor has Ebola; nurses demand increased protection

A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea has tested positive for the virus, the New York Times reports.

CHE Trinity Health announces plans for consumer and patient engagement platform

CHE Trinity Health, a multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery system  announced Thursday it will partner with a leading health and wellness engagement platform provider to give consumers and patients a personalized local engagement platform across the 20 states that have organizations within the health system. 

Consumer choice reshapes the hospital experience

Healthcare providers are behind the times when it comes to providing the choices, transparency and experiences today's consumer expects, according to a new survey by Strategy&, a management consultancy.

HHS initiative will fund care improvement efforts

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services today announced it would spend up to $840 million over the next four years to fund innovative healthcare strategies designed to improve patient care and lower costs. 

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Hospital CIOs expressed concern that the sudden announced departures of National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider potentially leave federal health IT efforts in limbo.