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Unethical Ebola Quarantines May Encourage People to Lie about Travel to West Africa; DePaul University Expert Explains

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New Interview Series with Health and Legal Experts Highlights Key Role Sharing Health Information Plays in Health System Transformation across the Country

Health Information & the Law, a project at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, today launched a new interview series called “Perspectives from the Field” showcasing experts in the fields of medicine, health policy, and law and looks specifically at their views on health information exchange.

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Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes Obtained in the Home Infusion Setting in the Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) provides some new information about how to monitor medications given at home.

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CDC Charges Johns Hopkins to Lead Development of Ebola Training Module for Nurses, Physicians and Health Care Workers

Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group and to design an interactive Web-based learning program that guides health care workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they provide care to patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The program trains health care providers in three critical areas: proper donning of personal protective equipment (PPE), the safe removal of gear and active monitoring skills. All three modules will be available for free on the CDC’s website in the coming weeks and later available to the millions of iOS users on iTunes U.

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JAMA Viewpoint: Price Displays for Physicians – Which Price Is Right?

In response to research indicating that healthcare costs go down when physicians are shown the cost of tests at the time of ordering, a pair of medical ethicists at Johns Hopkins have outlined the ethical issues that need consideration when designing and displaying prices for physicians.

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Nearly Half of Older Americans Need Support with Daily Routines

About 18 million Americans age 65 and older require help with routine daily activities like bathing, handling medications or meals, finds a new study in Milbank Quarterly. The research shows a growing need for improved services and support for older Americans, their spouses, their children and other "informal caregivers."

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62% of Colorectal Cancer Patients Report Financial Burden From Treatment, Study Finds

Nearly two-thirds of patients treated for colorectal cancer reported some measure of financial burden due to their treatment, according to a new study. The burden was greatest among patients who received chemotherapy.

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100 Days in Michigan: U-M Team Releases New Analysis of State’s Medicaid Expansion

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Right out of the starting gate, Michigan’s expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows.

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Early Palliative Care Can Cut Hospital Readmissions for Cancer Patients

Doctors at Duke University Hospital have developed a new collaborative model in cancer care that reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge. The Duke researchers shared their findings today at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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