American Hospitals Throw Away $15M in Unused Surgical Supplies Each Year

Hub – Johns Hopkins University A report published in the World Journal of Surgery found that each year, American hospitals collectively throw away upwards of $15 million in unused surgical supplies. These perfectly usable supplies are discarded, despite their condition – and usefulness to other facilities. The researchers found that some of this waste stems from “bundling,” where surgical materials …

COVID-19 Creates Increased Risk of Healthcare Cyberattacks

Healthcare IT News Global technology company Acronis predicts an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare industry facilities and technology in the face of pandemic-related disruptions. Increased demand for telehealth and digital solutions has led to a scramble for technology adoption, and such urgency is likely to result in vulnerabilities. This could extend to individuals working within the healthcare field because of …