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BD Alaris System Named Infusion Pump EMR Integration Leader by KLAS Research

BD Alaris System Named Infusion Pump EMR Integration Leader by KLAS Research

August 25, 2016

A new report issued by KLAS Research has named the Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) Alaris System infusion platform for having the most customers with integrated bidirectional electronical medical records (EMR) within their healthcare facilities. According to the data released by the healthcare technology research organization, health care providers see EMR integration as the most important next step as a way to reduce pump-programming errors and improve patient safety.

 

Ninety Percent Of All Inpatients At Risk For Infusion Pump Mistakes

Ninety Percent Of All Inpatients At Risk For Infusion Pump Mistakes

August 19, 2016

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) conducted a webinar on process improvements implemented by hospital managers from Maryland and Indiana to achieve 95-100 percent compliance with stricter industry infusion pump safety standards. The presentation was streamed to 93 sites across the America.

 

Texas Children’s Hospital Opens Houston’s First ‘Zika Clinic’ For Expectant Mothers

Texas Children’s Hospital Opens Houston’s First ‘Zika Clinic’ For Expectant Mothers

August 18, 2016

Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women has opened the state’s first Zika Clinic which caters specifically to pregnant patients. The facility officially launched in August and operates on a weekly basis.

US C-Section Stats Compared To Other Places In The World Are Sky High

US C-Section Stats Compared To Other Places In The World Are Sky High

August 9, 2016

Women in the United States are giving birth by Cesarean Section twice more than the World Health Organization’s recommended rate. According to WHO, only 10 - 15 percent of births medically require a C-section. However, recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a large increase in Cesarean births by 32.2 percent, a rate that has drastically risen over time from 5 percent in 1970 and 20 percent in 1996.

U.S. Government Issues Guidance Document on Ransomware

U.S. Government Issues Guidance Document on Ransomware

August 8, 2016

In response to the rising number of online health records being made available on the black market, the US Department of Health and Human Services for Civil Rights has released a guidance document outlining the risks and preventive measures needed to combat the threat of ransomware.

New Smart Thread Gathers Diagnostic Data

New Smart Thread Gathers Diagnostic Data

August 2, 2016

The new “smart” thread consists of nano-scale sensors, electronics, and micro fluids connected to wireless electronic circuitry. Thanks to the material’s flexibility, the team was able to both suture and administer the thread in vitro into rat tissue.

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