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Risk Management

FDA puts out new guidance on assessing device safety in MR environments
Includes information on device labeling, addressing hazards, induced heating and artifacts
Successful installations of Dunlee liquid metal bearing CT replacement tubes in USA

Tubes available in USA and Europe for Revolution™ Evo and Optima™ CT 660

Lessons learned from COVID-19: Three priorities for where we go next in healthcare
Insights from Peter Ziese, head of clinical innovation and strategy at Philips
St. Jude to invest $11.5 billion in worldwide pediatric care
Will develop new treatments and create new research areas for cancer and other pediatric catastrophic diseases
Bipartisan committee asks HHS to enforce Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule
Large number of hospitals not complying with rule, making it difficult for consumers to see charges
Hospital worker saves physicians from wearing tens of thousands of faulty masks
The 30,000 masks came from an unauthorized third party
FDA investigates deaths linked to potentially contaminated endoscopes
Cystoscopes, ureteroscopes and cystourethroscopes from Olympus and Karl Storz under scrutiny
Community poses greater risk of infecting medical personnel with COVID-19 than hospitals
Known exposure to someone from the general public who tested positive is key factor
How perfect storms sometimes create perfect opportunities
Looking at the silver lining in COVID-19
Low-value care spending drops marginally, despite best efforts
Patients are at risk of serious harm from services that offer no clinical benefit
Rethinking patient discharge to reduce nursing home rehospitalizations
Using Project RED, University of Missouri researchers improve outcomes
Medical errors are still killing patients in the U.S, let's talk about it
Insights from Dr. Doron Besser, CEO of ENvizion
BU researchers indicate need to address adverse event risks in interventional radiology
Many adverse events in interventional radiology are preventable
Thorough sanitization and PPE are essential for curbing asymptomatic COVID transmission
Asymptomatic patients could go to hospital and transmit infection
Two dead, three injured in explosion at Connecticut VA hospital
The explosion came from a steam pipe during routine maintenance
A fighting chance requires taking a stance: NICUs must evolve to meet the needs of the most fragile newborns
Insights from Luke Delaney, general manager for GE Healthcare Maternal Infant Care
New study challenges notion that COVID-19 is not deadly to younger people
Among hospitalized young adults, the virus is twice as deadly as heart attacks
Culture, management and the impact on safety
Best practices for overseeing a radiation oncology department
Remnants of COVID-19 virus found in internal CT components
RNA from SARS-CoV-2 turning up in the scanner's inward airflow filter could be a good thing