12:00 am October 20, 2013
The recent ruling from the FDA requiring medical device companies to include unique device identification on all products will allow regulators to track goods, monitor them for safety and expedite recalls.
10:16 am October 18, 2013
First he won on Jeopardy!, now he's going to try to beat leukemia. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced Friday that it will deploy Watson, IBM's famed cognitive computing system, to help eradicate cancer.
10:41 am September 20, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration today announced a long-awaited final rule for the unique device identification system intended to provide a consistent way to identify medical devices. But at least one healthcare organization says the government could have done better.
10:25 am July 22, 2013
The long and winding road to federal regulation or oversight of mHealth still has some ground to cover, but a key Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act sub-workgroup has tentative suggestions that are about three organizational layers removed from the FDA.
09:54 am February 12, 2013
At the National Health Policy Conference in Washington this past week, officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the National Institute of Standards and Technology made the case that EHRs must be usable -- and useful -- lest the huge investments in them be wasted.
10:13 am December 27, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to use EHR certification criteria to make it easier for physicians to report patient safety events. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will encourage providers to report adverse events to patient safety organizations, and ONC will propose certification requirements that, where...
10:45 am October 17, 2012
In a live webcast Tuesday, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) called on healthcare organizations to step up quality and error reporting.
10:16 am July 17, 2012
Following a successful pilot phase initiated last December, officials at the Hawai'i Island Beacon Community announced that they will be expanding the region's first health information exchange in partnership with the North Hawai'i Community Hospital.
10:50 am July 05, 2012
In an effort to improve adverse events reporting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that most medical devices distributed in the United States carry a unique device identifier (UDI).
08:03 am April 12, 2012
ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has released a new version of its adverse event collection and reporting system.