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Report: Home medical devices pose risk

January 31, 2024HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – One of the nation’s largest nonprofit patient safety organizations has named challenges for patients and caregivers using medical devices at home as the most pressing health technology safety hazard for 2024.   In a new report, ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all health care settings worldwide, says that medical devices used in the home, such as infusion pumps and ventilators,...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Patient safety

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Labeling system picks up speed

February 26, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must weigh carefully the benefits and burdens of a proposed rule that most medical devices include a unique device identification (UDI), according to AAHomecare.In comments submitted recently, the association stated that it supports the FDA's goal of improving patient safety, but it worries the system could put an administrative and financial burden on manufacturers and providers.“The manufacturers have the issue of bringing everything up...

Patient safety, UDI requirements

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