Care Delivery

U.S. health officials have announced new rules requiring visitors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to monitor their health daily for any Ebola symptoms during a 21-day period, reports Reuters. 

Forty three individuals are now allowed to resume their normal activities after spending weeks quarantined due to their potential exposure to the Ebola virus, reports The New York Times.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is launching a five-city tour to explore how health data can be harnessed to help people live healthier lives, according to the foundation.

How prepared is the U.S. for Ebola? How does Ebola affect pediatric patients? Two articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association attempt to answer these questions.

A national nurses’ union is accusing Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas of putting healthcare workers at risk in its handling of the U.S. Ebola case, according to USA Today.

The second healthcare worker from Dallas who contracted Dallas had taken an airline flight from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she reported symptoms of the disease, reports The New York Times.

At-home physician services may prove to generate savings, according to an article in ABC News.

Shortly after the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital formally responded to criticisms about his care, according to Huffington Post.

Wal-Mart’s elimination of health insurance coverage for 30,000 part-time workers may actually be a boom to more progressive health reform models like a single-payer system, according to Salon.

On the same day that Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola, an urgent care clinic in Frisco, Texas is reporting that another patient is exhibiting symptoms of the virus, reports Modern Healthcare.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is facing mounting criticism due to its handling of the first Ebola case in the U.S., reports The Dallas Morning News.

Montefiore Pioneer ACO in Bronx, N.Y., saved Medicare $24 million last year—and, thanks to its shared savings agreement, got to pocket $13 million of it. The Washington Post explores how it accomplished this feat in a system where 80 percent of patients receive Medicaid or Medicare.