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Why Ebola treatment is so expensive

Even as the Ebola outbreak begins to ebb, the cost of treating the virus can be as high as $50,000 a day, according to U.S. News & World Report.

States aim to improve health needs of dual-eligibles

Twelve states are teaming up with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish three-year dual eligible demonstration programs with the hopes of improving the health needs of the Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible population,  reports  Healthcare Payer News.

3 ways to improve patients' access to care

When it comes to creating the optimal patient experience, there is no magic wand healthcare providers can wave. But one major piece to the puzzle is improving patients' access to care, Daniel Palestrant, M.D., writes in an article in  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.

PwC releases list of healthcare's biggest challenges in 2015

PwC has released its list of the top issues confronting the healthcare industry in 2015, some of which directly impact healthcare finance.

3 great medical error reduction talks

Medical errors are one of the foremost issues in modern healthcare; a report last year found they are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, far more than the estimates in the 1999 Institute of Medicine report, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System." But what can healthcare providers and individual healthcare workers do to reduce these errors and address the cultural issues that allow them to continue?  FierceHealthcare  found three great talks on YouTube that uncover some of the secrets to medical error reduction.

National Patient Safety Board necessary to prevent patient deaths

Improving the accessibility of medical records, increasing accountability for clinicians and creating a National Patient Safety Board are all necessary to steps to reduce preventable hospital deaths, John T. James, Ph.D., a patient safety advocate, told  West Health  in a recent interview.

Readmission risk higher for poorest seniors

Seniors from the nation's lowest-income neighborhoods are at higher risk for readmission to the hospital for pneumonia or heart disease, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

7 emerging healthcare trends

PwC has released its list of the top issues within the healthcare industry for 2015.

5 smart moves for healthcare leaders

Work smarter, not harder: It's a common phrase, but sometimes difficult to put into practice.  Becker's Hospital Review  helps to unravel that mystery a bit by sharing some of the smartest moves healthcare leaders can take to thrive in today's ever-evolving industry

Healthcare worker exposed to Ebola arrives at Emory

Another American healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa has arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment, according to Forbes.