Avretts breadth of experience and his track record of helping hospitals and health systems increase revenue while simultaneously cutting costs. Were very excited that Jim is joining Kurt Salmon, he said. His expertise will prove invaluable to our clients as they look to maximize results in this dynamic health care environment. About Kurt Salmon Kurt Salmon is a global management consulting firm dedicated to building the market leaders of tomorrow. More than just partnering with our clients, we ally with them, integrating ourselves seamlessly into their organizations in order to develop innovative, customized solutions for their 21st-century business issues. Succeeding in todays increasingly complex, consumer-driven environment is an enormous challenge. But companies need to look beyond today; they need to position themselves for continued success in the even more uncertain future. Thats where Kurt Salmon comes in. We call it delivering success for whats next. The results are transformative.
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WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector – Yahoo News

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization said Monday that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola. The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Tourism Organization, Airports Council International (ACI), the International Air Transport Association and the World Travel and Tourism Council. The goal, it said in a statement, was to “support the global efforts to contain the spread of the disease and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector”. It added that the task force would “monitor the situation and provide timely information to the travel and tourism sector as well as to travellers”. The first closed-door session of the task force took place on August 13, the WHO told AFP. On August 8, the WHO declared a global public health emergency over the outbreak of Ebola, a deadly and highly contagious virus which has spread since the beginning of the year from Guinea to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. View gallery Workers unload medical supplies from a plane on August 11, 2014 at the Robertsfield international ai Concerns over air travel were heightened because the outbreak in Nigeria was traced back to an ill traveller who flew from Liberia and infected contacts in Lagos. In Monday’s statement, the WHO reiterated that it does not recommend any ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola outbreak, which has infected more than 2,100 people so far and killed 1,145.
WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector – Yahoo News

Community Health Systems hacked; over 4 million patient files breached – CSMonitor.com

By Staff, Associated Press About video ads Franklin, Tenn. Hospital operatorCommunityHealthSystemssaid a cyberattack took information on http://alex-simring.hubpages.com/ more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tennessee , company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. ButCommunitysaid the attack did bypass its securitysystemsto take patient names, addresses, birthdates, and phone and Social Security numbers. The hospital operator said it believes the attack came from a group in China that used sophisticated malware and technology to get the information.CommunityHealthhas since removed the malware from itssystemand finalized “other remediation efforts” to prevent future attacks. Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/18 The information that was taken came from patients who were referred to or received care from doctors tied to the company over the past five years. CommunityHealthSystemsInc. is notifying patients affected by the attack and offering them identity theft protection services.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0818/Community-Health-Systems-hacked-over-4-million-patient-files-breached

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