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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.

AHIP's Karen Ignagni stresses benefits of health plan-provider partnerships

Providers, health plans and consumers must work together for an affordable and sustainable healthcare system,  America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni told attendees at the National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health in the District of Columbia this 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.

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.

3 resources to put Ebola in perspective

The Ebola virus is all over the news lately and sometimes it seems like the media reports gets more disconcerting by the day.But despite these troubling developments, including the fact a  New York City doctor who treated patients in Guinea has now tested positive for the virus, Americans shouldn't panic. Here are three reports that explain why.

Leading by example: Patient experience the Cleveland Clinic way

In an exclusive interview, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer James Merlino, M.D. explains what led to his personal philosophy of patient experience and how the organization implemented strategies to become a leader in patient satisfaction.

Some hospitals may withhold care from Ebola patients

Some U.S. hospitals may withhold medical interventions from Ebola patients for the sake of their workers' safety, Reuters reports.

Leadership alert: Physicians feel overwhelmed, unheard

Physicians just aren't listening to their C-suite executives, and the reason is simple, according to an article in  Becker's Hospital Review. Doctors feel overwhelmed, disengaged and don't think leaders listen to them. 

Survey: Docs report rocky relationship with payers

Doctors facing a changing practice environment are unhappy with most large health payers, according to the 2014 Medscape insurer ratings report.

How Ebola prevention efforts could improve overall healthcare

Hospital efforts to safeguard against the Ebola virus may have longer-term implications for infection prevention in healthcare settings, according to an infection control expert.