Information technology21st Century Oncology says investigating cyber breach | Reuters
Cancer care provider 21st Century Oncology Holdings announced it was investigating a breach of a database containing personal health information of its patients, but had no indication that the information had been misused. The provider says it is notifying 2.2 million current and former patients of the breach.
Algorithm cuts surgical site infection by 58% | MedPage Today
A predictive algorithm that helped inform surgeons of patients' infection risk helped lower post-surgical infection rates at an Iowa hospital by 58% over two years, according to research presented at the 2016 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas last week.
Medical devices and equipmentToshiba to name bidder for healthcare unit Wednesday; Canon, Fujifilm lead-sources | Reuters
Toshiba Corp will hold an executive meeting on Wednesday, indicating the company will settle on a preferred bidder for its healthcare unit, sources told Reuters on Monday. Toshiba is selling its medical device and equipment manufacturing unit as part of a restructuring following admission that the company had overstated profits from 2009.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceAntibiotic-coated tubes 'could cut child infection rates' | BBC
Using antibiotic-coated central venous catheters drug delivery in pediatric patients would lower infection rates in intensive care units, according to research published in the journal Lancet. The infection rate among children who were treated with the antibiotic tubes was 1%, while children treated with standard tubes had a 4% infection rate. The antibiotic tubes are currently used in adults.