October 18, 2018
In an effort to improve medical device safety, FDA is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security to better coordinate the agencies' responses to cybersecurity threats, and with ethical hackers to identify medical device vulnerabilities.
To encourage frontline staff to report compliance violations, Johns Hopkins University and Health System teamed up with the University of Cambridge to transform a "culture of fear" into a "culture of safety," according to Modern Healthcare.
October 17, 2018
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital are recommending 31 papers published in prominent scientific journals be retracted after an investigation revealed the research contains falsified and fabricated data from the laboratory of the prominent cardiologist Piero Anversa.
From politics to financial concerns, Robert Pearl, a surgeon and former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, in a Forbes article breaks down the "five intense fears" plaguing doctors today.
The Leapfrog Group says in 2019 it will begin rating ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments on patient safety and treatment outcomes.
October 16, 2018
Severely obese U.S. patients increasingly are seeking out bariatric surgery in Mexico—where the procedure costs much less, but can come with serious, and even fatal, health risks.
October 15, 2018
When patients with potentially curable cancers choose alternative medicine instead of standard evidence-based treatments, their risk of dying grows substantially, according to a recent study.
October 12, 2018
The House Ways and Means Committee this week launched an investigation into U.S. maternal mortality rates, asking operators of hundreds of U.S. maternity hospitals what they are doing to identify women with high-risk pregnancies.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, hospitals across the Florida Panhandle are reporting significant structural and water damage from the storm, prompting a new wave of patient evacuations and leaving one state psychiatric hospital "entirely cut off" from ground transport.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
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