Texas Nurse Sues Hospital Over Privacy, Other Violations in Ebola Case

One of the nurses who treated the first patient to die of Ebola in the US is suing the hospital where she worked, alleging they violated her privacy. Her attorney told press that the hospital used her as a “PR pawn,” despite her requests for her information to be kept private.

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Video: Ebola and HIM: Lessons Learned

The emergence of Ebola in the US brought unexpected challenges in privacy and information governance.

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HHS Releases HIPAA Guidance on Ebola, Other Public Health Emergencies

Federal health privacy officials have issued new guidance on managing patient privacy rights in the middle of public health crises such as the emergence of Ebola in the US.

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Coding Ebola Virus and Enterovirus D68
Nov12

Coding Ebola Virus and Enterovirus D68

Tune in to this monthly online coding column from Melanie Endicott to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS. This month focuses on the need for greater specificity in coding Ebola and Enterovirus D68.

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HIM’s Role in Disease Tracking, Data Mining, and Patient Monitoring
Nov01

HIM’s Role in Disease Tracking, Data Mining, and Patient Monitoring

Panic and paranoia are prevailing in the current US healthcare climate as deadly diseases like Ebola and tuberculosis command public attention. Health IT monitoring may give healthcare providers a new advantage in identifying, tracking, and controlling infections and outbreaks.

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