Tag: database

Innovation, Medical Devices

North America’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 7.29% in deal activity during August 2021

September 28, 2021


North America’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 7.29% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by 22C Capital, Insight Partners and Nordic Capital’s $7.3bn private equity deal with Inovalon Holdings, according […]


Medical device regulation: Is a national database the right solution to unsafe devices?

November 26, 2018


The Implant Files, an investigation involving 58 media organisations including the BBC and The Guardian, has uncovered a lack of consistent medical device regulation. Unlike drugs, medical devices do not have to go through a rigorous clinical trial procedure, meaning […]


Are You Prepared For Healthcare Ransomware?

February 4, 2016

Via: Hospital EMR and EHR

Earlier this month, a Texas hospital was hit with a particularly loathsome virus. Leaders at Mount Pleasant, Tx.-based Titus Regional Medical Center found out on January 15 that a “ransomware” virus had encrypted files on several of the medical center’s […]


Healthcare miscommunication cost $1.7B and nearly 2,000 lives

February 2, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

Here’s one more reason why physician practices and hospitals must make it a goal to improve communications: new research shows poor communication has a body count of more than 1,700. Communication problems were a contributing factor in 7,149 cases (30 percent) […]


Is a Mandatory DNA Database for All Americans Coming Soon?

July 24, 2015


  Although many thought the U.S. would see it first, mandatory DNA testing—for every citizen, foreign resident, and visitor—is now the law in Kuwait. Violations of this truly dystopic law carry the penalty of a year in prison or a […]