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Ebola


February 4, 2016  9:48 AM

Technology may not be helpful with tracking Zika virus

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Ebola, WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency and now hospitals are on alert and prepping for any incoming cases, and the public is being informed of symptoms and proper precautions to take. Although technology helped in

November 12, 2014  3:49 PM

Public safety trumps privacy when Ebola threat is real

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Ebola, HIPAA, OCR

Privacy doesn't trump public safety -- especially when it comes to the Ebola virus and other public health threats. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...


October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...


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