Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Patient identification concepts are put to the test. Modern Healthcare, May 15, 2017.

Different ideas are competing to solve the problem of ensuring accurate patient identification.

2) New Threats Fuel Fears of Another Global Cyberattack. The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2017.

The new attack, Adylkuzz, is fueling fears among businesses and healthcare entities alike, shortly after the WannaCry outbreak.

3) DMC talks new instruments, fixes in health hearing. The Detroit News, May 17, 2017.

Detroit Medical Center leaders testified about efforts to fix problems with dirty surgical instruments.

4) India’s drugmakers need more time to meet international standards: industry group. Reuters, May 17, 2017.

India’s big drugmakers need at least five years to improve manufacturing standards and data reliability.

5) Texas leans into unproven stem cell treatments, to the dismay of scientists. STAT, May 16, 2017.

HB 810 is one of three bills before the Texas Legislature that would make it easier for sick people to try unproven therapies at their own risk and cost.

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