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Boosting Medical Device Safety Through UDIs

Is it possible to improve medical device safety, simply by gathering unique identifier data? According to Ben Moscovitch, the project director for health information technology at Washington, D.C.-based think tank Pew, the answer is yes.

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Medtronic Announces Voluntary Field Corrective Action for Ventilator Series

Medtronic is notifying customers worldwide of a voluntary field corrective action—a software update—for its Puritan Bennett 980 (PB980) ventilator series. The software updates the external USB Drive performance and its impact on Graphical User Interface (GUI) functionality and the labeling displayed on the GUI during ventilator use, Medtronic said in a statement.