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. COVID-19 vaccine trial participant had serious neurological symptoms, but could be discharged today, AstraZeneca CEO says STAT

The participant who caused a shutdown of AstraZeneca’s phase 3 vaccine trial experienced neurological symptoms consistent with a spinal inflammatory disorder.

  1. Hospital employees wrongly viewed George Floyd’s medical records: 4 details Becker’s Hospital Review

Hennepin Healthcare employees wrongfully viewed medical records of George Floyd.

  1. Acetaminophen Alters Perception of Risk Neuroscience News

A recent study found that people who took acetaminophen were more likely to take risks.

  1. Patient sues UPMC after suffering third-degree burns in operating room Becker’s Hospital Review

A man was burned while undergoing surgery when oxygen was ignited by a cautery.

  1. Telehealth is biggest threat to healthcare cybersecurity, says report Healthcare IT News

Increased use of telehealth presents an increased risk to patient data.

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