I’m excited to head to Scottsdale, Arizona next week for the 18th Annual Greystone.net Healthcare Internet Conference, HCIC 2014, –bringing together health leaders from many different disciplines to talk digital marketing. I will be tweeting @SarahBethRN–consider yourselves forewarned. The keynote speaker lineup leaves little to be desired. I am perhaps most intrigued by Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing—@unmarketing.  He is “an expert in viral, social, and authentic marketing, which he calls UnMarketing.” With 174 thousand Twitter followers and 60 million views of client videos, he certainly has made his mark online. His…

The director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia apologized for implying that the nurse in Texas was responsible for her own infection with the deadly Ebola virus. This comes less than two weeks after hospital officials from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and other prominent officials blamed a different nurse for releasing the patient with Ebola from the emergency department possibly causing an Ebola outbreak. Read my post from last week explaining this controversy: Why the nurse is not to blame for the Ebola “mistake”….

There is a lot of talk about why the man diagnosed with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was sent home from the emergency room not having been tested for Ebola despite telling the triage nurse he had been in Liberia. Because they let him go, he came in to contact with up to 20 people including a handful of school aged children. According to CNN, “Hospital officials have acknowledged that the patient’s travel history wasn’t “fully communicated” to doctors” (CNN article). CNN also reports that “‘A travel history…