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. Joint Commission announces new patient safety campaign Becker’s Hospital Review

A new Joint Commission campaign is aimed at encouraging patients to speak up if they experience discrimination in their healthcare.

  1. Hospital ransomware attack led to infant’s death, lawsuit alleges Healthcare IT News

A ransomware attack that turned off hospital IT systems for three weeks compromised the visibility of fetal heart monitors.

  1. UN endorses world’s 1st malaria vaccine as ‘historic moment’ The Detroit News

A vaccine created in 1987 has been authorized, despite it’s 30% effectiveness, multiple doses and fading after several months.

  1. Medtronic releases urgent recall for insulin pump vulnerable to hackers: 3 details Becker’s Health IT

An urgent recall has been issued due to the vulnerability of insulin pumps.

  1. Pediatric Price Transparency Information Nearly Non-Existent Healthcare Exec Intelligence

Despite federal mandates, many pediatric providers are only providing pricing information to a small set of patients and their parents.

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