Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested documents relating to research and marketing data from e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs. Last Friday, FDA officials conducted a surprise inspection of the headquarters in San Francisco. The FDA is particularly interested in whether Juul deliberately targeted minors as a consumer. Read More
• In a recent case study surrounding Hardin Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the hospital saw an improvement in speed of care and overall efficiencies after implementing new mobile, hands-free clinical communication technology. While there are many clinical communication technology systems on the market today, one thing's for certain: communication in health care is frustrating and being able to communicate in an effortless manner can drastically impact both work environment and patient care. Read More
• The FDA is recommending an update to premarket guidance for medical devices in which companies would need to submit a "cybersecurity bill of materials". This would require manufacturers to provide a list of internal hardware and software for medical devices in order to help providers respond to cyberattacks. Read More
• With so many misconceptions floating around about flu shots, here are 5 reasons why you should definitely consider getting yours: 1) You are vulnerable. While people 65 and older are the most vulnerable, the flu can also knock out young, healthy individuals as well. 2) It's your civic duty. Nobody wants to be the "spreader". 3) You can still get the flu, but you won't be as sick. The vaccine seems to cushion the blow. 4) Pregnant women who get the flu shot protect their babies from the flu and 5) You cannot get flu from the flu vaccine. Read More
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