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December 29, 2020

The quality nexus: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

In April, Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, became the fourth National Coordinator of Health Information Technology within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology […]
December 29, 2020

ECRI names top 10 health technology hazards for 2012

ECRI Institute’s top 10 health technology hazards for 2012 include alarm hazards, medication errors when using infusion pumps, enteral feeding misconnections, and cross-contamination from flexible endoscopes.  […]
December 29, 2020

FDA launches new website on safe disposal of ‘sharps’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a new website for patients and caregivers on the safe disposal of needles and other “sharps” that are […]
December 29, 2020

New minimally invasive technique treats acute DVT

In 2003, NBC correspondent David Bloom died from a pulmonary embolism (PE) after spending many hours immobile in an armored personnel carrier while covering the Iraq […]