Healthcare cyberattacks are becoming more common and more costly—both financially and to patient care continuity. Internet-connected IoMT devices and equipment remain a security concern for healthcare delivery organizations. Deeper collaboration between HDOs, medical device manufacturers and security providers is needed to reduce risk and vulnerability.
Unified communication systems can improve staff efficiency, while enhancing patient outcomes and staff and patient safety.
New directives and guidance aim to connect patients, physicians and other stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem with a consistently up-to-date information source for product and safety information that isn’t dependent on paper. Schlafender Hase’s Peter Muller explores the promise of e-labeling and practical next steps required to deliver on these directives.
Hägen, who was a contributor to Medtech Intelligence, spent 28 years building BlackHägen Design to support clients in the development of “mission-critical” products. He was pivotal in the advocacy of human factors and good design practices for medical devices and was at the forefront of patient safety initiatives, helping to found the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Patient Safety Committee.
There is an increased need to foster effective and improved dynamics between people, processes, knowledge and technology to generate an output of safety. “Nudges,” which can help optimize choices by encouraging safer and healthier behaviors, are a promising option.
Life sciences companies have a lot of factors to consider when it comes to labeling. Understanding the global labeling regulations for patient safety and how enterprise labeling solutions can help companies achieve compliance while assuring speed to market, and labeling system validation and auditability, can save resources and reduce costly errors.
The center is proposing that Philips repair, replace or refund recalled devices manufactured after November 2015.
The catheter is part of the company’s transcatheter pulmonary valve system.
FDA has issued a safety communication to alert patients and healthcare providers about the dangers of inappropriate use of NIPS tests.
You’d think there’s not much to the concept of an alarm. A warning sounds in a room, or a red light flashes, and it has your attention. You know something must be wrong. But in a setting where a cacophony of alarming lights and sounds beset healthcare workers on a regular basis, these essential systems become increasingly easy to miss or ignore.