KHN: Hospital Workers Complain of Minimal Disclosure After COVID Exposures

By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News and Markian Hawryluk May 13, 2020 Dinah Jimenez assumed a world-class hospital would be better prepared than a chowder house to inform workers when they had been exposed to a deadly virus. So, when her boyfriend, an employee of a popular seafood restaurant in Seattle, received a call from … Continue reading KHN: Hospital Workers Complain of Minimal Disclosure After COVID Exposures

COVID-19: Testing, tracing and spreading out in Boston

Testing at nursing homes In Cambridge, Massachusetts, the city has announced that it plans to test every resident of the city’s nursing homes and assisted living complexes. They hope the program will be a pilot for the rest of the state. From the city: Through the project, the Broad Institute in partnership with the Cambridge Public … Continue reading COVID-19: Testing, tracing and spreading out in Boston

From the archives: How Partners in Health went after TB, HIV

I was at a conference when I happened to hear Dr. Jim Kim talking about how Partners in Health was having success with drug-resistant TB. They wanted to do the same for HIV. Here's the story I wrote in 1999. Will their approach -- testing and contact tracing -- get results against the coronavirus here … Continue reading From the archives: How Partners in Health went after TB, HIV

Coronavirus resources in Boston

Government City of Boston page. Includes multilingual fact sheets, maps, info on emergency relief funds and ways to help. City of Cambridge page State of Massachusetts updates. Centers for Disease Control National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Massachusetts Food System Collaborative News Boston Globe Washington Post New York Times Medscape Kaiser Health News Maps … Continue reading Coronavirus resources in Boston

Bringing Home Something Deadly: How Health Workers Are Isolating From Their Families

With limited supplies of masks, eye protection and face shields, health care workers must resort to dangerous rationing measures like reusing …Bringing Home Something Deadly: How Health Workers Are Isolating From Their Families

About Asymptomatic Carriers

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., around the last week of February, I joked to a colleague that maybe now, finally, people would learn how to wash their … Continue reading About Asymptomatic Carriers

KHN: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk

Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Erika Fry, Fortune In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records. The health data geeks trusted that transitioning … Continue reading KHN: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk