3-D printer saves baby; HIT critic backs Marin General Hospital nurses on CPOE complaints;

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>  3-D printer saves baby? It happened, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the study, an infant was treated using "customized, bioresorbable tracheal splint, created with a computer-aided design based on a computed tomographic image of the patient's airway and fabricated with the use of laser-based three-dimensional printing." Article

> A former employee at Troy Regional Medical Center in Alabama was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in a data breach that affected 881 patients. Article

> A healthcare information technology critic says Marin General hospital should heed its nurses' advice--they recently warned against using the hospital's new CPOE system because they said it threatens patient safety. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Symptoms associated with burnout in radiology residents--such as emotional exhaustion, social detachment, and feelings of low personal achievement--can be traced to financial concerns, according to a study published in the May issue of Academic Radiology. Article

> Intermountain Healthcare is launching a system that will allow it to measure and report patients' cumulative radiation exposure from imaging examinations. Hospital officials, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, said they hope tracking cumulative radiation dose from the 220,000 annual CT scans and radiology procedures will make it easier to make decisions about the appropriateness of imaging studies. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> As Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Bakul Patel advises the Center Director on regulatory policy issues related to medical device software and systems, health information technology, and mobile health. In fact, Patel is the primary author of the FDA's draft guidance for mobile medical applications that the agency issued in July 2011. Interview

> Portable tablets and mobile apps are a growing trend in radiology, according to the 2013 Diagnostic Imaging Watch report released by Novation, an Irving, Tex.-based hospital and healthcare supply chain company. The report, peer-reviewed by the medical doctors, clinicians and engineers who are members of Novation's Diagnostic Imaging Council, highlights "hot topics" and technologies in diagnostic imaging. Article

And Finally… No worries, it's still got eight lives left. Article


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