Tag: hospital

Improving medication management through communication and collaboration

When it comes to medication error, transitioning from one healthcare setting to another is a particularly high-risk period for many patients.

Set the Standard – ISO 13485 – Medical devices

ISO 13485 - Medical Devices - is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system specific to the medical devices industry.

How are healthcare organizations addressing information security?

A recent survey asked 239 health information security professionals to weigh in on their experiences toward cybersecurity in their respective organizations.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2017

Well, this month’s total number of leaked records looked like it was going to be very low, but in fact it’s the highest one we’ve ever done. The discovery of the Onliner spambot has added 711 million records to the list. August was – relatively speaking – a pretty quiet month. As far as I’m ...

A robot ear surgeon drills into the future of medicine

Technically it ain't brain surgery, but let’s just say you wouldn’t want to do a cochlear implant while sleepy or distracted. So it’s a good thing this surgery robot can’t be either of those things. It drills into the bone behind the ear, watching with two shining eyes. The bit passes just half a millimeter ...

Health care services remain inviting cyber-attack targets

With health care data fetching significant profits both in underground data sales and ransomware, the industry is an inviting target, but network scans indicate organizations remain vulnerable. The health care industry continues to be a major target of attacks, with stolen electronic health records generating lucrative profits for data thieves and ransomware attacks often leaving ...

A new weapon against infection

Burnaby Hospital has a new weapon against infection: the Germinator. That’s the light-hearted name employees have given to the new Xenex Light Strike Robot cleaning machine. Yet it means serious business for patient care. Fraser Health Infection Prevention and Control launched the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) machine trials last month in three facilities: Burnaby, Ridge ...

Alternative composting technology reduces organic waste

At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, there is a long-standing commitment to improving environmental sustainability, as was laid out in the 2015 Strategic Plan, Vision 2020/Redefining Possible. In this plan, a pledge was made to implement strategies and technologies that would lessen the hospital’s environmental impact, cut operating costs, and improve the health of the community as ...