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Wireless Monitoring Gives Laboring Women More Options

Wireless Monitoring Gives Laboring Women More Options

September 20, 2016

Hancock Regional Hospital is piloting a wireless fetal monitoring patch that provides comfort to women in labor while allowing doctors to monitor babies more easily during labor.

 

Smiths Medical's PharmGuard Interoperability Software Now Fully Tested with EMR for Smart Pump

Smiths Medical's PharmGuard Interoperability Software Now Fully Tested with EMR for Smart Pump

September 15, 2016

Smiths Medical, a leading manufacturer of specialty medical devices, reported last August 30, 2016 that its Medfusion® 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps and PharmGuard® interoperability software perfected bidirectional testing with Epic’s electronic medical records (EMR) system.

FDA Warns of Syringe Pumps Problems at Low Infusion Rates

FDA Warns of Syringe Pumps Problems at Low Infusion Rates

September 8, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on August 25, 2016 informing health care professionals about the serious clinical consequences of programmable syringe pumps that infuse therapies at low rates, especially to infants and terminally-ill patients. A lack of continuity, according to the FDA, can result to delay of therapy, over-infusion or under-infusion.

 

Bloomlife Raises $4 Million for FDA Application

Bloomlife Raises $4 Million for FDA Application

September 2, 2016

Bloomlife, a digital health company, has raised $4 million in seed funding to develop a clinically valid fertility tracking app. Bloomlife is seeking an FDA clearance for their application.

Mobile Devices, both a Boon and a Bane for Hospitals

Mobile Devices, both a Boon and a Bane for Hospitals

September 1, 2016

The use of mobile devices in the medical field provides many benefits to hospitals, but new research suggests that the increased use of mobile devices in hospitals increases the impending risk of cyber threats.

Bariatric Surgery Boosts Odds of Preemie Births

Bariatric Surgery Boosts Odds of Preemie Births

August 31, 2016

According to new research from Sweden, women who have undergone weight-loss or bariatric surgery have higher chances of giving birth prematurely.

 

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