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  1. Tackling medical errors with law: 6 things to know about New York Law School's new patient safety program

    New York Law School created the Patient Safety Project, co-directed by Steven E. Pegalis of Pegalis and Erickson law firm, and Irwin R. Merkatz, MD.  By Megan Wood -
  2. CDC, FDA release medical device reprocessing advisory: 3 takeaways

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. FDA released an advisory notice on proper medical device management and disinfection for reusable medical devices.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. ICAAC teams up with ICC to prevent infections — 5 facts

    Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and the International Congress of Chemotherapy are working on a program to enhance the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious disease around the world, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Smart-ER technology enhances patient engagement: 4 notes

    Technology company Smart-ER designed PersonalResponse, a mobile technology that engages patients by inquiring about their experiences after an ambulatory care visit.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Chipotle labeled as culprit in Minnesota salmonella outbreak: 5 things to know

    At least 45 cases of salmonella infection cases have been reported in Minnesota, according to Food Safety News.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Alzheimer's disease may be infectious — 5 takeaways

    Researchers found Alzheimer's disease may be transmitted from one person to another during specific medical procedures, according to The Independent.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Pennsylvania pushes insurance companies to focus on quality patient care: 5 notes

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health envisions a healthcare system that prioritizes patient care, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. Military ships live anthrax virus, CDC investigates — 5 key points

    The U.S. military shipped a live anthrax virus earlier this year, leading the CDC to investigate whether the military mishandled other organisms that may cause the plague, according to NWR.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Ingestible sensor alerts physicians when patients take pills: 6 points

    Proteus Digital Health created an ingestible sensor to alerts physicians whether patients took their pills, according to  By Megan Wood -
  3. New vaccine taking on glioblastoma brain tumors: 5 points

    Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., developed SurVaxM vaccine to fight glioblastoma brain tumors, according to News-Medical.  By Megan Wood -
  4. 5-step handwashing helps reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students — 5 things to know

    A study found a simplified handwashing routine helps reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual disability, according to APIC.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Research paves way for MRSA vaccine — 5 findings

    NYU Langone Medical Center researchers discovered why a specific strain of MRSA becomes more fatal than other variations. The findings may uncover ways to develop a vaccine against MRSA, according to Laboratory Equipment.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Lean approach reduces OR instrument use by 70% for MIS surgery: 4 insights from a new study

    A study, published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, examined the effect of the Lean 5S approach on surgical instrument availability in the operating room.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Ebola, dengue, yellow fever all detected with a paper test: 5 things to know

    A new paper-based test can detect Ebola, dengue and yellow fever with one reading, according to takepart.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Enable Injector for self-administered drugs succeeds in pilot trial: 5 notes

    Enable Injections, based in Cincinnati, finished its first in-human pilot trial of a wearable injector technology platform that allows patients to self-administer drugs subcutaneously.  By Megan Wood -
  5. Ancient viruses revived in melting Arctic: 6 observations

    Melting ice in the Arctic has revealed a fourth giant virus, according to a study published in PNAS.  By Megan Wood -
  6. NC reports 1st death from West Nile in 2015 — 4 quick facts

    North Carolina state officials reported the first death from West Nile this year, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Haldor Advanced's sponge system to improve patient safety: 5 things to know

    Haldor Advanced Technologies designed a surgical sponge management system to improve patient safety.  By Megan Wood -
  8. Feeling sick? — Google may know what's bringing you down

    Google now offers information on more than 900 health conditions, according to USA Today.  By Megan Wood -
  9. Impressive patient safety measures at UVA Medical Center: 5 points

    University of Virginia Medical Center continues to raise the bar with patient safety measures, according to NBC29.  By Megan Wood -

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