• 31 injuries, 3 deaths reportedly tied to heart devices

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    During the current hurricane season, healthcare providers should brace for supply chain disruptions, according to the FDA. 
  • Encompass nurses, supply teams sync care strategies

    Twice a year, nurses and supply chain workers at Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health meet up at a Wound Summit to share best skin health practices. 
  • Destroy Medline endotracheal tubes, company says

    Medline told customers of 89 lots of endotracheal tubes to destroy inventory after receiving reports of the inflation tube tearing and detaching, the FDA said June 11. 
  • What a cyberattack in London means for US hospitals

    In early June, a cyberattack hit a medical supplier for several large hospitals in London — an attack that's expected to cause disruptions for months, according to local reports. Healthcare supply chain leaders should prepare for a similar situation in the U.S., experts told Becker's. 
  • Healthcare supply chain group names CEO

    The Healthcare Supply Chain Association, which represents group purchasing organizations for hospitals and other healthcare facilities, has named Angie Boliver as its president and CEO. 
  • Supply chain agility: How leading systems are harnessing scale to uncover value

    As the healthcare ecosystem is expanding rapidly, more care is being delivered at diverse sites through new care models. The result is greater supply chain complexity creating more challenges than ever before.
  • Medline partners with Mississippi hospice system

    Medline has secured a yearslong prime vendor partnership with Sanctuary Hospice, an at-home and inpatient hospice care system in Mississippi, the medical supplier said June 6. 
  • FDA clears AI-enabled cardiovascular ultrasound device

    The FDA recently OK'd two of Royal Philips' AI-enabled devices, including the industry's first automated tool for segmental wall motion heart scoring, the company said June 4. 
  • 7 Medline updates

    Medline, an award-winning medical supply manufacturer, recently expanded its portfolio of more than 335,000 products and invested millions of dollars in facility upgrades.
  • Medline recalls 1.5M bed rails after 2 deaths

    Medline has recalled two models of its Bed Assist Bars portable bed rails after receiving reports of two patient deaths, the company said May 30.
  • The future hospital supply leader

    For decades, health system supply chain executives have been focused on reducing costs, but now, they're looking beyond price tags, according to Tom Harvieux, vice president and chief supply officer of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare.
  • 200+ more infusion pumps recalled due to infection risks

    The FDA announced May 30 that OptumHealth Care Solutions is recalling 208 infusion pump systems.
  • J&J scoops Shockwave Medical for $13B

    On May 31, Johnson & Johnson finalized its $13.1 billion acquisition of Shockwave Medical, a cardiovascular medical device company. 
  • 'A different dimension': Where hospital supply chains are heading

    As more health systems dive into hospital-at-home models, supply chain leaders told Becker's their industry is facing a tidal wave of change — and it's time to start surfing. 
  • Raised tariffs on China-made medical supplies won't help US: Report

    The U.S. recently increased tariff rates on some medical supplies made in China to bolster domestic production, but the plan likely won't be fruitful, industry executives told Reuters.
  • Medline recalls syringes because of leaks, breaks

    Medline and Jiangsu Shenli Medical Production Co. have initiated recalls of plastic syringes amid reports of them breaking and leaking, the FDA confirmed in late May.
  • Medline expands respiratory portfolio

    Medline broadened its respiratory business and now offers a nebulizer that shrinks delivery time from 10 to three minutes. 
  • 70 injuries, 2 deaths tied to heart pumps: FDA

    Customers of an Abbott heart pump have reported 81 incidents, 70 injuries and two deaths related to blood leakage or air entering the device, according to the FDA. 
  • 71 injuries reportedly tied to implantable device

    Hologic, a Massachusetts-based medical technology company, recently warned customers about potential risks linked to an implantable device used to mark soft tissue for procedures. 

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