Care Delivery

Martin Salia, MD, a surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, died on Monday in a biocontainment center in Omaha, reports The New York Times.

Do patients have a responsibility when they fail to follow-up with their physicians? Barron H. Lerner, MD, and professor of medicine and population health at NYU School of Medicine, explores this hazy ethical area in a New York Times editorial.

Under a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid test, some pioneer accountable care organizations will be given the option of enrolling seniors in an ACO, according to Modern Healthcare.

The physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa before returning to New York City has been deemed clear of Ebola, meaning that the U.S. currently has no known cases of the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered $2.7 million in protective gear for hospital workers treating patients with Ebola, reports U.S. News & World Report.

Most healthcare organizations are ready to conduct end-to-end ICD-10 testing, according to an American Health Information Management Association and eHealth Initiative survey, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.

Google is designing tiny magnetic particles to patrol the human body for signs of cancer and other diseases, according to a presentation by Andrew Conrad, head of the Life Sciences team at the Google X research lab, speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference.

A lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission arguing that Honeywell’s wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is being closely watched, according to MedCity News.

The Cleveland Clinic unveiled its top 10 medical innovations for 2015, reports Forbes.

An official at the World Health Organization issued some cautiously optimistic news that Ebola may be slowing in Liberia, reports The New York Times.

The FDA has issued emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests that can detect the virus in a blood or urine sample in one hour, reports Reuters.

Dallas nurse Nina Pham is now officially free of Ebola. She visited the White House for a short visit with President Obama before returning to her home state, according to The New York Times.