Healthcare News & Insights

Regions that saw spring H1N1 outbreak spared so far

While H1N1 is officially “widespread” throughout the country, certain areas of the country are seeing less activity so far this season.

OIG: Less than half of states ready for the pandemic — is yours?

Perhaps you can never be 100% prepared for a massive health emergency. But a new OIG report indicates that many states and localities are falling well short of the mark in getting ready for a potential flu pandemic.

Half of staffers will refuse H1N1 vaccine

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.

Half of your staffers will refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — how to handle it

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.

‘I heard the flu has a 90% death rate!’ Easing patient panic

Health care organizations are walking a fine line between dampening media-induced panic and making sure patients understand the real risks of the H1N1 flu.

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