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FDA addresses medical device safety issues

Many medical devices involve embedded computer systems that are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches - like computer viruses and malware. Of course, for New Jersey consumers this may present privacy concerns, but many people may be less aware that lax cybersecurity standards among the makers of devices can greatly affect patient safety.

Study Finds MRI More Reliable Than ECG in Diagnosing Heart Attacks

A recent study reveals that electrocardiograms (ECG) are failing to diagnose heart attacks in many cases. Failure to diagnose a heart attack on time can lead to delayed or no treatment, which can result in a subsequent heart attack-and even death.

Study Finds No Evidence of Heightened Risk With Surgical Residents

Going under the knife is nothing to take lightly. Knowing your surgeon is fresh out of residency only adds to the stress. But one study, however, indicates that-despite public perception-there is no higher risk of serious complications or medical errors from surgery performed by a surgeon-in-training or resident than a seasoned physician.

Patient Picture Verification Proven to Reduce Medical Errors

Increasingly, hospitals and medical facilities are moving away from paper files to electronic medical records to promote accuracy and efficiency. Some say this has helped to reduce medical errors. Others, however, say there's room for improvement when it comes to the logistics of electronic recordkeeping.

Patient Picture Verification Proven to Reduce Medical Errors

Increasingly, hospitals and medical facilities are moving away from paper files to electronic medical records to promote accuracy and efficiency. Some say this has helped to reduce medical errors. Others, however, say there's room for improvement when it comes to the logistics of electronic recordkeeping.

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