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AI, machine learning help unlock health data at Michigan Medicine

Editor's Note The University of Michigan’s health system has 34 artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning research projects underway, 28 of which have principal investigators, the August 12 Health Data Management reports. Projects include analyzing electronic health records (EHRs), ECG monitor data, and analytics to predict acute hemodynamic instability and…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 14, 2019
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FDA: Class I recall of Volumat MC Agilia Infusion System, Vigilant Drug Library

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration on August 12 identified the recall by Fresenius Kabi (Bad Homburg, Germany) of its Volumat MC Agilia Infusion System and Vigilant Drug Library as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of a “Low Priority,” “Keep Vein Open,” “End of…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 13, 2019
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FDA: Class I recall of Teleflex/Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on August 2 identified the recall by Centurion Medical Products of its Airway Kit containing Teleflex/Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the potential for the tube connector to dislodge from the endotracheal tube,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2019
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NYT: Experts call for single-use, sterilization or redesign of duodenoscopes, bronchoscopes

Editor's Note Contaminated duodenoscopes have transmitted drug-resistant infections to hundreds of patients, and now some experts are urging the Food & Drug Administration to force manufacturers to develop duodenoscopes that can be properly sterilized or single-use duodenoscopes or take duodenoscopes off the market, the August 6 New York Times Reports.…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 6, 2019
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FDA: Class I recall of Ellipse Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration on August 5 identified the recall by Abbott (formerly St Jude Medical Inc) of its Ellipse Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because electrical failures have been identified that are due to a faulty manufacturing process…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 5, 2019
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Episode of Care: Managing the Unique Supply Chain Needs of the ASC

After this session you'll be able to: 1. Compare and contrast the traditional ambulatory surgery center with a multi-licensed facility. 2. Describe the unique supply chain needs of a multi-licensed ASC. 3. Identify supply chain models that can be implemented in both a multi-licensed ASC and a traditional ASC. Why…

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CMS proposes giving Medicare patients better access to cutting-edge devices

Editor's Note In its proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would give Medicare patients better access to innovative devices beginning next year, the July 30 MassDevice reports. CMS also says it might pay more for “certain transformative new devices” for inpatients, using a new technology add-on…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 1, 2019
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AI helps Aetna resolve claims overnight

Editor's Note Health insurer Aetna has created an artificial intelligence (AI) software to settle insurance claims−a development that could lead to automation of other processes and free up staff to focus on higher-level tasks, the July 25 CIO reports. Aetna estimates the software, which is able to resolve claims overnight…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 29, 2019
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FDA issues final guidance for drug-device combo products

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on July 22 issued a final guidance for makers of products that combine devices and drugs or biologics. The guidance clarifies how manufacturers should comply with recordkeeping requirements and how they should submit safety reports and avoid duplication.

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2019
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Joint Commission names five hospitals as 2019 Pioneers in Quality Expert Contributors

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on July 24 named five hospitals/healthcare systems as 2019 Pioneers in Quality Expert Contributors for their leadership efforts in using electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) practices to drive their quality improvement. The five are: Baptist Health (Jacksonville, Florida) Johns Hopkins Health System (Baltimore, Maryland) Memorial…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2019
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FDA: Class I recall of Getinge’s Maquet/Datascope intra-aortic balloon pumps

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration on July 23 identified the recall by Getinge of its Maquet/Datascope intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) as Class I, the most serious. Recall of the Cardiosave Hybrid, Cardiosave Rescue, CS300, and CS 100/100i IABPs was initiated because of reports of the IABP batteries failing…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 24, 2019
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You may also be interested in these sessions at the OR Manager Conference this September in Nashville, TN

Communication is Key: Using Technology to Eliminate Barriers presented by Owens & Minor

After this session you'll be able to: Identify strategies to maximize the management of vendor-owned inventory. Discuss actions for better communication and efficiency without additional operational or capital expenditures. Understand the tools and technology available to improve perioperative forecasting. Why this is important: A successful relationship between the operating room…

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