Healthcare Features

Mike Figliuolo's picture
Mike Figliuolo
Work is a convenient excuse for not taking care of yourself. Not exercising, poor diet, and stress are a bad combination. You’ve got to make time for you. Work will always be there when you get...
Jennifer Marshall's picture
Jennifer Marshall
For as long as we have had automobiles, we have had traffic accidents. Even the vehicles that we depend on to take care of us in the event of an accident—ambulances—get into accidents nearly every...
Rachel E. Sherman's picture
Rachel E. Sherman
In an earlier article, we discussed a pair of concepts—interoperability and connectivity—that are essential prerequisites for creating a successful national system for evidence generation (or “...
Brooke Pierce's picture
Brooke Pierce
The healthcare industry is in a state of constant change, and with change comes opportunity. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (...
Taran March @ Quality Digest's picture
Taran March @ Quality Digest
They sound like words and have a mysterious dignity rolling off the tongue. Their meanings seem both apparent and elusive. If an alien delegation landed on Earth, words like these might feature in...
Grant Ramaley's picture
Grant Ramaley
The Quality System Regulation (QSR) 21 CFR Part 820, aka FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for Medical Devices, is what regulatory professionals should be referencing in their quality...
Tonianne DeMaria's picture
Tonianne DeMaria
“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” —John Steinbeck In Personal Kanban (Modus Cooperandi...
Lawrence Yu's picture
Lawrence Yu
If we used a time machine to transport a pharmaceutical scientist from the 1960s into a current pharmaceutical production plant, it might be surprising to learn that he would already be familiar...
Norman A. Paradis's picture
Norman A. Paradis
The last few months have witnessed the unraveling of the remarkable life sciences company Theranos, culminating in the news that federal regulators may ban Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes from...
Rachel E. Sherman's picture
Rachel E. Sherman
Across the clinical research enterprise, there is a growing awareness of serious shortfalls in the current model for generating the scientific evidence that supports medical product evaluation and...
Jon Speer's picture
Jon Speer
If you’re still using failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) as your methodology to capture medical-device risk management activities, then your risk management process is out of date. Let me...
Ken Miller's picture
Ken Miller
Please pardon me, but I feel a little like a modern-day Paul Revere alerting you to the start of the second wave of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) compliance audits. Last...
Kimberly Watson-Hemphill's picture
Kimberly Watson-Hemphill
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the new book, Innovating Lean Six Sigma, by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill and Kristine Nissen Bradley. Like every company, healthcare businesses do their work...
Duke University's picture
Duke University
Evidence on the safety and effectiveness of medical devices is difficult to coordinate and assess, despite the critical role medical devices play in diagnosing and treating patients. A new report...
NIST's picture
NIST
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast, a method used to...
NIST's picture
NIST
I n the age-old struggle between humans and microbes, bacteria seem to be regaining the offensive. Only about a dozen classes of chemicals protect us from the myriad pathogens that populate our...
J.D. Power and Associates's picture
J.D. Power and Associates
According to the recently released J.D. Power 2016 Member Health Plan Study, critical factors of health plan member satisfaction are highest in areas of the country that have more competition...
Eston Martz's picture
Eston Martz
There’s plenty of noisy disagreement about the state of healthcare, but when you look beyond the controversies, a great deal of common ground exists. Many agree that the way we’ve been doing...
NIST's picture
NIST
Medical implants and spacecraft can suddenly go dead, often for the same reason: cracks in ceramic capacitors, which are devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits. These cracks, at...
ISO's picture
ISO
With medical devices ranging from simple needles to life-saving high-tech implants, ensuring the highest possible level of safety is one of the industry’s greatest priorities. Here, as the chair of...