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ECRI’s top health tech hazards for 2020 include EHR errors, alert fatigue, missing MRI data

For its new annual assessment of healthcare technology dangers, the nonprofit safety group ECRI Institute points to misuse of surgical staplers as the top hazard. But a few major health IT risks also round out the list. WHY IT MATTERSECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020 is meant to keep healthcare leaders informed about… Read More »

How mobile RFID communications and OR workflow tech saved one hospital $1M annually

When Randy Saad first started as director of perioperative services at Los Angeles-based Adventist Health White Memorial, way back in 2005, he faced multiple challenges. THE PROBLEM The primary challenge was case progression. If the first surgery of the day at the 353-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital was delayed, it disrupted the entire schedule for the… Read More »

Tech titan calls for health care overhaul: ‘Our medical system is stuck in dark ages’

The process of developing new cancer drugs and bringing them to the market needs a major overhaul, argued distinguished futurist Vivek Wadhwa in an email to colleagues and friends the day after he lost his wife to a rare form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. MOM CLAIMS EPIDURAL WAS STUCK IN BACK FOR DAYS AFTER GIVING BIRTH Wadhwa is… Read More »