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Most Read Stories

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

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Press Room

Three healthcare providers agree to pay $22.5 million for alleged false claims to California’s Medicaid program
December 08, 2022
Texas Heart Medical Group is now The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care
December 08, 2022
CereCore expands healthcare technology services into the UK
December 08, 2022
New prostate cancer diagnostic pathway paves way for general screening
December 08, 2022
Racial, ethnic, socioeconomic disparities in insulin pump use have persisted over 20 years
December 08, 2022
ASTRO issues updated guideline on radiation therapy for endometrial cancer
December 08, 2022
C-RAD has been selected as the primary supplier for SGRT in a large tender in Italy
December 07, 2022
Leading children’s hospital in the UK to equip radiologists with new medical imaging technology from Sectra
December 07, 2022
Leading UK diagnostics provider source LDPath expands AI capabilities with Ibex Medical Analytics
December 07, 2022
First AI-powered precision oncology platform for prostate cancer care, iQuestTM, receives FDA clearance
December 07, 2022

Risk Management

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
TechGate Auto by Aegys
TechGate Auto is an advanced warning system for controlling access to the MRI room
New Product Spotlight Sponsored
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
Masks and MR safety: researchers examine the risks
Color coding may help distinguish MR safe masks from ones with metal
Foam degradation rare in Philips ventilators, mainly caused by cleaning products
Degradation was in less than 0.5%, ozone upped risk 14 times higher
Potential harm from faulty batteries leads to recall of over 4,000 GE ventilators
Company advising users with affected machines to keep the ventilators on main power whenever possible
Discussing new device sterilization standards
Q&A with Susan Klacik, clinical educator with IAHCSMM
University of Washington AI helps ambulances and ICUs weigh emergency risks and cost considerations
Calculates importance of variables and then makes recommendations