FDA warns hospitals about sterile products; Another hospital joins social media;

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> When construction concludes on the new St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital early next year, patients in Greensboro, Ga., and other nearby residents will have access to emergency care and medical technologies previously unknown to the area, reported Online Athens. Article

> The Food and Drug Administration announced health providers should not use sterile products from NuVision Pharmacy because the products' sterility is not assured. Announcement

> Concord (N.H.) Hospital is joining many other hospitals in using social media, including YouTube and Facebook, to build brand awareness and customer loyalty, according to the Concord Monitor. Article

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> QR codes placed on vaccine products helped providers automatically upload patient data to electronic health records, and added vaccination data to the provider's state immunization registry without the risk of manual data entry errors or incomplete information, according to the results of a pilot study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Article

> Electronic health record provider athenahealth's recently published Physician Sentiment Index report finds that although most physicians believe EHRs can improve outcomes, more than half also say that the cost of such tools outweighs their benefit. Article

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