Quality and Safety

A person on their phone
By Kat Jercich 04:41 pm May 17, 2021
Although the agency did not explicitly refer to any specific brand of electronics, its news release linked to several articles about magnets in the iPhone 12.
A person stands with a laptop in front of a stack of computer servers
By Kat Jercich 01:03 pm May 17, 2021
Meanwhile, Ireland's national health service is continuing to grapple with outages of its own following a ransomware incident. 
A hacker's hands on a keyboard
By Kat Jercich 11:25 am May 11, 2021
At least five healthcare providers were affected by the incident, which occurred in February.
A patient speaks to a doctor via telehealth
By Kat Jercich 11:49 am May 10, 2021
Researchers from West Virginia University have set out to determine the optimal frequency of telehealth appointments for patients with chronic conditions.  
A person at a computer sitting in a darkened room
By Kat Jercich 03:35 pm May 06, 2021
In Wyoming, an employee accidentally uploaded COVID-19 test results to a public-facing website, while Pennsylvania faced trouble with a third-party contact-tracing vendor.
Two hackers type on keyboards in a shadowy room
By Kat Jercich 11:53 am May 04, 2021
The report found that healthcare was one of the industries most affected by tracked ransomware incidents in 2020, second only to education.  
A person on a laptop in front of a server room
By Kat Jercich 03:59 pm April 27, 2021
In a recent blog post, Federal Trade Commission attorney Elisa Jillson offered recommendations for using artificial intelligence truthfully, fairly and equitably.
A hand on a darkened keyboard
By Kat Jercich 12:27 pm April 27, 2021
And mourners remember Daniel Kaminsky, the white hat hacker and "internet security savior," who died this past week at 42.  
A doctor looks at a tablet with a patient looking over his shoulder
By Kat Jercich 12:07 pm April 26, 2021
The framework calls on the federal government to partner with other public health authorities and the private sector to ensure patient safety and security.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plaque
By Kat Jercich 01:02 pm April 15, 2021
Officials told members of Congress this week that the agency will not start go-live activities in Columbus before sharing the results of a review.