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Keep HIPAA practices in mind in face of Ebola

As the Ebola virus continues to make headlines in the U.S., hospitals must be prepared to protect potential patients' privacy, or face millions of dollars in fines as well as a government investigation, according to an article in  MedCity News.

Consumer-driven health plans on the rise

Enrollment in consumer-driven health plans continues to grow, while HMO and PPO enrollment is one the decline. Consulting firm Mercer offers three factors that are contributing to the shift.

How California medical errors slip under the radar

Records for hundreds of medical errors that occurred at California hospitals are not readily available to the public, according to an investigation by  NBC Bay Area.

Urgent care relieves pressure on ERs, but at what cost?

New York State's Public Health Council is recommending tighter regulations for the rapidly growing urgent care sector, as patient advocates call for a better system for filing complaints about urgent care centers and making clear whether care is coming from doctors or physician assistants, NBC 4 New York reported.

How to Ebola-proof your hospital

​Hospitals have had to improvise in recent months to put together a plan to treat patients with the deadly Ebola virus, and although there is no tried and true model, the Associated Press reveals key principles gleaned from clinics in Africa and the few full biocontainment facilities in the U.S.

NYC official warns public hospitals can't handle uninsured on their own

New York City's richer private hospitals must do a better job of caring for the city's uninsured population, a state health official warned, according to the New York Daily News.

Johns Hopkins releases ethics report for modern-day nurses

A new report from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics highlights a number of ethical issues facing nurses in the healthcare industry, in the wake of the first National Nursing Ethics Summit at the university earlier this year as well as the world-wide Ebola virus hype.

Report: Florida has worst physician shortage

Despite recent suggestions that concerns about the primary care physician shortage may be overblown, the problem is especially pronounced at the state level, with Florida coming up shortest, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Kaiser Permanente-Target partnership further shakes up primary care

Kaiser Permanente clinicians will now staff clinics at three San Diego-area Target stores, the two companies an nounced  this weekend, with a fourth opening Dec. 6.

Can adding a PA instantly boost your bottom line?

At a time when many practices must do more with less, some experts say that adding one or more physi cian assistants  (PA) to your payroll can help make practice access--and revenue--more abundant, according to an arti cle  from  HCPLive.