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1) Expired adhesive prompts recall of some Philips Respironics ventilator recalls

Could damage capacitors, potentially causing device to stop providing ventilation to the patient

2) Over 120 deaths, 21,000 MDRs associated with Philips recalled ventilators: FDA

Safety communication offers update on the issue

3) Masks and MR safety: researchers examine the risks

Color coding may help distinguish MR safe masks from ones with metal

Press Room

Stereotactic body radiotherapy is an effective treatment for patients with lung neuroendocrine tumors
February 06, 2023
Report shows more than 75% of hospitals still not complying with Hospital Price Transparency Rule
February 06, 2023
RadNet's Radiology Imaging Associates launches Enhanced Breast Cancer Detection program
February 06, 2023
Flagler Health+ announces plans to join UF Health, elevate and expand healthcare services
February 03, 2023
Bruker announces successful customer installations of first two compact 1.0 GHz NMR systems to advance structural biology
February 03, 2023
New 256-channel ADC from ams OSRAM reduces power and design complexity in high-performance CT detectors
February 03, 2023
Guerbet releases first production batch of Elucirem
February 03, 2023
RefleXion receives FDA clearance for SCINTIX biology-guided radiotherapy
February 02, 2023
Adaptix secures 510(k) clearance from FDA
February 02, 2023
Clarius announces the first FDA-cleared AI ultrasound app for musculoskeletal imaging
February 01, 2023

Risk Management

Recalled at-home devices top ECRI's annual hazards list
Manufacturers, providers do not proactively notify patients of recalls
FDA warns Olympus to fix endoscopy production issues at Japanese facilities
Did not meet requirements for ensuring quality and performance
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GE HealthCare to add Ordr equipment monitoring to its CARESCAPE network
Enables providers to locate devices and monitor utilization
Almost 6% of patients misdiagnosed in the emergency department
U.S. EDs see an estimated 7.4 million misdiagnoses annually
House of Representatives introduces bill to create patient safety agency
Pre-pandemic medical errors cost over $17 billion, made worse by COVID
Over 70,000 clinicians used suboptimal EHRs, posing risk to patients from 2011 to 2015
Vendors paid settlements of over $379.8 million related to misrepresented capabilities
Sodexo and Ordr target HTM cybersecurity with combined platform
Number of connected devices are increasing, so are risks of breaches
Overcrowded emergency departments compromise outcomes throughout hospitals
Patients are 5.4% more likely to die from any cause
Joint Commission issues 10 new practices for protecting patients against diagnostic errors
Each suggestion can be implemented within one to three years
Deceased vet's estate claims death was covered up, seeks $11 million from hospital
Died following event that left him with a brain injury
How hospitals can avoid dangers of deferred maintenance
Insight from Jim Burke, a vice president and senior risk consultant on Hub International’s Risk Services team
Oracle-Cerner EHR issues affect nearly 42,000 veterans, says VA
Have mailed letters to affected veterans
Errors and neglect lead to deaths at Chicago safety net hospital
At least 13 avoidable deaths since January 2020
New York hospital pays over $2.5 million for surgeon's unnecessary ICD procedures
Surgeries to replace ICD batteries exposed patients to risk
IBA, ScandiDos collaborate on quality and safety assurance in radiotherapy
Combining dose solutions, detectors and quality assurance software
Salem Hospital reports two 'radiation events', NRC issues notifications
One involved the misdelivery of a high dose-rate afterloader, the other involved incorrect length of a transfer tube
Leapfrog offers 29 recommendations to decrease diagnostic errors
Diagnostic errors cause 40,000 to 80,000 deaths annually
COVID-19 puts decade-long improvement in patient safety at risk
Adverse events significantly dropped due to more safety programs