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FDA Warns Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts Lead to Hospital Fires

FDA Warns Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts Lead to Hospital Fires

January 11, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about lithium battery or lead acid battery fires caused by mobile medical carts including crash carts, medication dispensing carts, and carts that carry and power medical devices for point of care, barcode scanners, and patient monitoring.

Sigma Spectrum Is Best-In-Klas for Smart Pumps – Large Volume Pumps

Sigma Spectrum Is Best-In-Klas for Smart Pumps – Large Volume Pumps

December 6, 2016

Baxter International announced the Sigma Spectrum Infusion System was named 2016 Best in Klas for Smart Pumps – Large Volume Pumps.

PharmGuard Interoperability Software Allows Bi-Directional Communication with EMR Systems

PharmGuard Interoperability Software Allows Bi-Directional Communication with EMR Systems

November 29, 2016

Smiths Medical released version 1.1 of its PharmGuard interoperability software that allows bi-directional integration with Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) compatible EMR systems.

Insulin Pumps at Risk of Cyber Threats

Insulin Pumps at Risk of Cyber Threats

October 13, 2016

Johnson & Johnson’s OneTouch Ping insulin pump poses a cybersecurity threat that can be life-threatening to diabetes patients.

A cybersecurity researcher at Johnson & Johnson found ways to hack the device and infuse additional dosages of insulin and brought it to J&J’s attention in April. J&J investigated and worked with the hacker and U.S. regulators to address the flaw.

AI Company Acquires WatchChild Fetal Monitor

AI Company Acquires WatchChild Fetal Monitor

October 2, 2016

Hill-Rom Holdings has sold its fetal monitoring system, WatchChild, to PeriGen, a perinatal software company.

Before the acquisition, PeriGen had integrated with fetal monitors including WatchChild, but now they can offer a fully integrated obstetrics device. Hill-Rom which primarily focuses on workflows related to fall prevention, patient satisfaction improvement and infection protection was able to shed a product that doesn’t fit their portfolio.

B.Braun’s DoseTrac® May Help Minimize Alert Fatigue

B.Braun’s DoseTrac® May Help Minimize Alert Fatigue

September 22, 2016

A study by B. Braun Medical Inc.'s Infusion Safety Analysis Service which is designed to ensure meaningful use of infusion data and promote best practices and outcomes has identified opportunities to reduce alerts and improve drug library use.

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