Security concerns with healthcare technology often involve safeguarding protected health information, but there is a real threat to patient safety from hackers accessing the medical devices used in treating patients.
The National Institutes of Health is treading carefully and erring on the side of communication and inclusion in asking American Indian and Alaska Natives to participate in the All of Us precision research initiative.
Post-flu infection risks include heart attack, stroke
October 18, 2018
In breaking down the numbers of the deadly 2017-2018 flu season, a jarring juxtaposition emerges. While about 90% of the record 80,000 deaths were in people over age 65, staff in long-term facilities had the lowest vaccination rate among any healthcare group.
Investigators are studying the problems of surgery centers and physicians prescribing opioid medication with too little information about patients’ history with opioids and without adequate patient education on using and disposing of leftover drugs.
A group of investigators posing as pregnant patients called marijuana dispensaries in Colorado to determine whether the stores’ staff recommended it for nausea and vomiting, if there were risks in pregnancy, and if providers should be consulted. The results were enlightening.
Results from a collaborative study indicate 26% of nonhuman primates that became infected with the Zika virus early in pregnancy experienced miscarriages or stillbirths, although the animals exhibited few signs of the infection.