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Abiomed Updates IFU for Impella Blood Pumps Due to Perforation Risks

Abiomed Updates IFU for Impella Blood Pumps Due to Perforation Risks     The FDA announced that Abiomed is updating the instructions for use (IFU) of its Impella Left Sided Blood Pumps because the pump catheter may perforate the wall of the left ventricle in the heart. During operations, the Impella device could cut through the …

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Benefits and Risks of CDSS To Prevent Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events

Benefits and Risks of CDSS To Prevent Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events     Computerized clinical decision support systems (CCDSS) can reduce medication errors and adverse drug events, however they do bring a number of unintended consequences that need to be addressed, according to the results of an evidence review performed by the U.S. Agency …

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Baxter Advances IV Bag Recycling Pilot for U.S. Hospitals

Baxter Advances IV Bag Recycling Pilot for U.S. Hospitals     Baxter International announced that it has completed the first phase of its intravenous (IV) bag recycling program pilot and is now expanding the pilot program. Launched in conjunction with Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, the program has diverted more than six tons (or 12,000 pounds) of …

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Moving Mountains (of Data): How Clinical AI Is Empowering Primary Care

Moving Mountains (of Data): How Clinical AI Is Empowering Primary Care     Any primary care physician will tell you that the data challenge is real. If you believe the hype, access to more patient data than ever before means that today’s clinicians have a full view of their patients’ health at their fingertips. But the …

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Physicians Enthusiastic but Cautious About Healthcare AI

Physicians Enthusiastic but Cautious About Healthcare AI     According to a recent physician survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians are enthusiastic about augmented intelligence (AI)—aka artificial intelligence—and its assistive role in health care. However, the survey findings show an equal number of physicians excited and concerned about the potential for AI.“Physicians are …

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Bringing Digital Health Products to the Global Market

Bringing Digital Health Products to the Global Market     In recent years, the growth and acceptance of digital health products has skyrocketed. Global regulation and market access for these devices, however, is as variable as the potential indications they address. We spoke with Megan Coder, Vice President for Product and Policy at the Digital Medicine …

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