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Charitable Contributions in the Fight Against Ebola
By Leigh Griffith, Jon Gaston | Posted On: 2014‑10‑28
As Ebola appears poised to spread across the globe, many companies and individuals may wish to donate cash, securities, or tangible personal property to assist in the effort to stop the epidemic for worsening and/or to assist those individuals infected with Ebola, the families of such individuals, and/or the healthcare workers battling the virus on the front line.
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FAQs on Environmental / Health & Safety Issues
By Ed Callaway, Rebecca Pritchett, Lauran Sturm | Posted On: 2014‑10‑27
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The Role of Electronic Health Records in the Ebola Scare
By Steve Blumenthal | Posted On: 2014‑10‑27
HIStalk said "doctors whose offices are near the hospital are having up to 60 percent of their appointments cancelled as patients refuse to get close to hospital property, treating it as though it were Chernobyl instead of the building that previously housed a contagiously sick patient as it does 365 days per year."
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Ebola Vaccines and Therapies: A Primer
By Hunter Rost, Lanta Wang | Posted On: 2014‑10‑27
Ebola is a rare hemorrhagic fever disease caused by infection with one of the Ebolavirus strains (there are currently five known species of this virus). At this time, there are no vaccines or drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent or treat Ebola in humans.
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Ebola Fears Offer Opportunities to Build Trust
By James Weaver, Nicole Cottrill (guest author) | Posted On: 2014‑10‑23
Ebola has arrived in the United States. Not so much as the long-dreaded pandemic, but as a perception of vulnerability and unpreparedness that incubates a real sense of fear among the our citizens generally, and healthcare professionals specifically.
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Patient Privacy Concerns
By Michelle Marsh, Colbey Reagan, Fletcher Brown | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
We've received a number of questions from our hospital clients about the operational impact of the arrival of Ebola in the United States. In general, hospitals must continue to follow the same rules and regulations. However, there is one area that is certainly worth discussing and that is patient privacy.
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Waller has launched this comprehensive online resource to help companies navigate the diverse issues pertaining to the arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States. Through this site, we will serve as a go-to source of information for executives and board members who are asking what Ebola means for their organizations. Preparation in this situation means everything. We will update this site with new content and information as Ebola’s impact continues to be analyzed and studied. The Ebola Legal Resource contains information for healthcare organizations as well as for employers outside the healthcare industry. To filter the website for your specific interests, please click on the link above to switch between content for healthcare providers and non-healthcare employers.
Links To Relevant Agencies

American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Ebola Outbreak [American Academy of Pediatrics]
Ebola Preparedness Resources
American Hospital Association (AHA) advisory page
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and training for the health care community to ensure that all health care workers (including hospital workers, physician groups, and emergency medical technicians) are able to detect and respond to the Ebola virus, as well as protect themselves and others from it.
Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness [CDC]
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Aviation Administration
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Employer Steps to Protect Workers [IDSA]
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
World Health Organization (WHO)
CMS Survey & Certification Letter