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Mobile devices: A menace to propriety and patient privacy

Imagine this scenario in your ambulatory surgery center (ASC): A husband and wife in their early 80s arrive for the husband’s knee replacement surgery. His wife will drive him home after surgery, and their daughter will arrive from out of state the next day to help at home while he…

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By: Leslie Flowers
August 22, 2017
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FDA: Bella Pharmaceuticals recalls all sterile drug products

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration on August 18 announced the recall by Bella Pharmaceuticals (Chicago, Illinois) of all lots of unexpired sterile drug products because of a lack of sterility assurance. Affected products include all lots distributed April 17, 2017, to August 10, 2017, nationwide. Products are packaged in…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 21, 2017
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FDA: Class I recall of Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft by Cook Medical

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 16 classified the recall by Cook Medical Inc (Bloomington, Indiana) of its Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft as Class I, the most serious. Cook Medical is aware of reported cases where the graft became blocked or closed with blood clots…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2017
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Report predicts big growth for hybrid OR market

Editor's Note A research report by Marketsandmarkets predicts the global hybrid OR market will reach nearly $1.2 billion by 2022, at a 12.5% annualized growth rate, according to the August 14 HealthCareBusiness daily news. The specialty with the highest growth rate will be thoracic surgery. The biggest driver of hybrid…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 16, 2017
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Healthcare needs to prepare for Ransomware 2.0

Editor's Note Cybersecurity experts are warning that Ransomware 2.0 is coming, and healthcare needs to be prepared, the August 8 Healthcare IT News reports. Ransomware 2.0 combines ransomware with a worm, which allows it to move laterally or across internal and external networks. Because the next wave of attacks will…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 10, 2017
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Medicare ‘meaningful use’ data to be submitted via QualityNet

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced August 7 that hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in  Medicare’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program will submit their “meaningful use” data via QualityNet rather than the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System beginning January 2, 2018,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 9, 2017
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FDA: Class I recall of Datascope Corp/Maquet intra-aortic balloon pump

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 4 classified the recall by Datascope Corp/Maquet (Mahwah, New Jersey) of its intra-aortic balloon pump as Class I, the most serious. The recall was issued because of the risk of a valve failure, which prevents the balloon from inflating and…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2017
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FDA: ICU Medical recalls one lot of 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP 1,000 mL

Editor's note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 31 announced the recall by ICU Medical, Inc (San Clemente, California) of one lot of 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP 1,000 mL. The recall was issued because of a confirmed customer complaint of particulate matter identified as stainless steel in…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2017
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ECRI Institute announces new white paper on value analysis

Editor's Note The ECRI Institute on July 31 announced a new free white paper titled, “Value Analysis: Best Practices for Navigating the Evidence Maze. The white paper features three case studies that show how hospital value analysis committees can use the PICOTS (patients, intervention, comparators, outcomes, time frame for follow-up,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 1, 2017
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FDA: All ED-530XT duodenoscopes by Fujifilm recalled

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 21 announced the recall by Fujifilm of its ED-530XT duodenoscopes. The recall includes replacement of the ED-530XT forceps elevator mechanism including the o-ring seal, replacement of the distal end cap, and a new operations manual. The FDA cleared the updated…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 31, 2017
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