Category Archive: patient safety

FDA To End Program That Hid Millions Of Reports On Faulty Medical Devices

In the wake of a KHN investigation, the agency will no longer let device makers file reports of harm outside a widely used public database.

How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — And A Special Soap

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois hope that regional cooperation — and a special soap — will help them gain the upper hand against deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

FDA Chief Calls For Release Of All Data Tracking Problems With Medical Devices

In the wake of a KHN investigation, Scott Gottlieb says releasing the records is in the public interest.

Device-Safety Experts To FDA: Make Data Public

For almost two decades, device makers have sent reports of incidents to databases hidden from public view.

New Rules Will Ease Patients’ Access To Electronic Medical Records, Senate Panel Says

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), head of the influential HELP committee, wants to make it easier to share and store detailed medical histories.

FDA Chief Calls For Stricter Scrutiny Of Electronic Health Records

In an interview, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reacts to a KHN/Fortune investigation of the drawbacks and risks of electronic health records.

Five Things To Know About The Electronic Health Records Mess

The U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry.

Death By A Thousand Clicks

The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess. Inside a digital revolution gone wrong.

Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration has let medical device companies file reports of injuries and malfunctions outside a widely scrutinized public database, leaving doctors and medical sleuths in the dark.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

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