There’s no doubt that remote cardiac monitoring is saving lives. Yet the security of remote cardiac devices—which rely on wireless communications and web connectivity—has caused concern among health officials, clinicians, and patients.
In this case study, radiation safety officer Matthew VanDerVort shares how he tackled a problem concerning imaging service engineers: safeguarding them from ionizing radiation and monitoring their dosimetry badges.
In today’s highly digitized, networked, connected world, cyberattacks have, unfortunately, become a common occurrence—with banks, entertainment conglomerates, and even individuals falling victim to malicious hackers and ransomware pirates. The global cyberattack, WannaCry, exposed an even more troubling potential target: healthcare.
Named in honor of AAMI’s former president and CEO, the Mary K. Logan Research Awards Program was established in 2016 with a gift from the association’s board of directors. The grants awarded through the program are intended to support research and initiatives that focus on improving patient safety and eliminating morbidity and mortality associated with the use of health technology.
Although rare, surgical fires pose serious consequences to patients, hospital staff, and to the reputation of the healthcare facility. ECRI Institute, with decades of experience investigating surgical fires, announces a new consultative program focused on eliminating this safety hazard.