Care Delivery

This channel includes news on cardiovascular care delivery, including how patients are diagnosed and treated, cardiac care guidelines, policies or legislation impacting patient care, device recalls that may impact patient care, and cardiology practice management.

medical debt

Americans carrying at least $220B in medical debts ranging from modest to crushing

Among the 20 million-plus Americans who have unpaid medical bills totaling more than $250, almost a quarter—5 million people—owe between $2,001 and $5,000.  

February 19, 2024
cybercriminal Penchukov

Notorious hospital cybervillain acknowledges guilt, heads to prison

An international cybercrime mastermind who compiled a long resumé of remote break-ins—including a hit that cost a major U.S. medical center $30 million—has pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy.

February 19, 2024
RN nursing workforce

Hospitals largely left out as nursing workforce fully recovers from COVID

At its height, the COVID-19 pandemic displaced more than 10,000 RNs from their jobs. Three years later, the workforce is back and growing strong. However ... 

February 19, 2024
hospitals navigating AI complexities survey

How are hospitals navigating AI’s complexities? Surveyors ask and tell

Only 16% of almost three dozen healthcare executives report having a policy for AI governance.

February 15, 2024
healthcare hospitals news

For silent waiting-room reading: Notable quotes about hospitals in the news

“People say safety regulations are written in blood. I don’t want to bleed.”  

February 15, 2024
FDA Recall

FDA announces recall of more than 50,000 infusion pumps

Smiths Medical says providers should double check that Medfusion Model 4000 pumps have had their software properly updated, after reports that earlier versions of the device software could cause harm.

February 14, 2024
oximeter health screening equity

Humana pilot study reveals ongoing healthcare discrimination among Medicare Advantage members

While only a feasibility exercise, the study strongly suggests additional patient screenings would help deepen understanding of literacy and discrimination issues.

February 12, 2024
transparency in artificial intelligence CDRH

Healthcare stakeholders to AI-equipped devices: We don’t trust you if we don’t know what you don’t know

It’s not easy to get patients, providers, payers, vendors and regulators to agree on any one aspect of healthcare delivery. But the CDRH recently managed to get everyone to settle on a working definition of transparency.

February 6, 2024

Around the web

The move will bring together 24 representatives—12 from each party—who will work to stimulate American AI innovation while mitigating AI-related threats.  

When Congress passed its latest continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, it provided no relief for cardiologists and other physicians impacted by ongoing Medicare reimbursement cuts. The American College of Cardiology responded to this development with yet another plea for change. 

RBMA President Kit Crancer said a lack of federal policy has driven 20 states to adopt laws requiring that insurance cover the costs. 

Trimed Popup
Trimed Popup