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Texas nurse who contracted Ebola sues hospital chain

Nina Pham contracted Ebola during the care she provided to Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas last year, and is now suing the parent company for the damaged she suffered. 

At Federation of American Hospitals conference, officials call out Congress

The federal government's effect on the healthcare industry loomed large at the annual Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) conference held Monday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia.

Nurse who contracted Ebola to sue hospital chain

Nina Pham, one of two Texas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed with the virus in America, will sue her employer's parent company, CNN reports.

GOP-led states weigh options should Supreme Court rule against ACA subsidies

Several states with a history of opposition to state insurance exchanges are now weighing their options should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the upcoming  King v. Burwell  case.

Group proposes major VA healthcare overhaul

A veterans' non-profit group is advocating a drastic reform of veterans' healthcare that would turn the Veterans Health Administration into a not-for-profit corporation, among other measures.

How to ensure BYOD doesn't put health data at risk

There's no stopping the 'bring your own device' wave within the healthcare industry, but there are good strategies and best practices healthcare organizations can embrace to ensure device, systems and data security while not encroaching on workflow processes, patient care or the use of a mobile device.

AHIP supports New York AG suit against Actavis

America's Health Insurance Plans filed an amicus brief in support of  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's anti-trust case against the pharmaceutical firm Actavis.

Report blasts U.S. Ebola response

The U.S. badly bungled its response to the Ebola virus, says a new report from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. CEO on hot seat for withholding enrollment data

Kevin Counihan, CEO of, was on the hot seat in front of a Congressional committee hearing Thursday.

Burwell presses Congress for more ONC, precision medicine funding

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday lobbied for a big boost in funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the National Institutes of Health and the president's Precision Medicine Initiative at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health.