Category Archives: health / medical

Patient Safety Awards 2016

Patient Safety Awards 2016 Now in their 8th year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Joining forces this year with the Patient Safety Congress, there is even more opportunity … Continue reading

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Button batteries can kill if swallowed

Button batteries can kill if swallowed. Treat as a medical emergency and go to A&E / ER. Here are some suggestions for reducing harm from button batteries. Continue reading

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Aviation and its contribution to healthcare (free talk in London, 25 Nov)

Via the Interesting Talks in London Twitter feed. Aviation and its contribution to healthcare Wednesday 25 November 2015, 6-7pm Museum of London, Barbican Barbican London EC2Y FREE – no booking, just turn up (first come first served) Talk by Professor … Continue reading

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Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technologies? – new Viewpoint article in JMIR mHealth uHealth

Following the publication of their Viewpoint article (Open Access) in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR mHealth uHealth, CHI+MED researchers Chris Vincent and Katarzyna Stawarz from UCL’s Interaction Centre have written the blog post below to introduce it. The … Continue reading

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FDA warns about cybersecurity re: hacking risk for hospital infusion pump

From the FDA’s Safety Communication updates (click to subscribe) “Today [31 July 2015] the FDA issued a Safety Communication on cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the Hospira Symbiq Infusion System. Hospira and an independent researcher confirmed that it is possible to access the … Continue reading

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How to report a problem with a medical device, in the UK

Last night I went to see a screening of Casino Royale which, despite the violence and shoot-out mayhem, is fantastically good fun. Without wishing to give away plot spoilers there’s a scene in which a life-saving medical device fails to … Continue reading

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AMIA webinar w Dr Dom Furniss from @UCLIC on medical device design & distributed cognition

Edited 10 March 2015 UK time updated to reflect Daylight Savings Time Dom Furniss, from the UCL Interaction Centre who works on both the CHI+MED and Eclipse projects, will be giving a webinar on 12 March 2015 at 1pm-2.30pm EST … Continue reading

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MHRA news: Committee on the Safety of Devices (CSD) now Devices Expert Advisory Committee (DEAC), has new chair

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has appointed a chair to its recently created Devices Expert Advisory Committee (DEAC) which replaces the Committee on the Safety of Devices (CSD). The creation of the new DEAC was announced on … Continue reading

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Call for submissions – we’re having a symposium on interactive medical devices in Reading (UK) in June

Patient Safety with Interactive Medical Devices: a multi-disciplinary symposium Reading, UK; 24th–25th June 2015 http://www.chi-med.ac.uk/symposium2015/ The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of patient safety and interactive medical devices (for example … Continue reading

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