In England, the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be investigated by Monitor, the primary regulator within the NHS, over financial problems, including the introduction and management of its $300 million Epic install.
The FDA has issued a safety alert warning that Hospira’s Symbiq infusion pumps contain software vulnerabilities that allow attackers to take remote control of them over hospital networks. The alert recommends discontinuing use of the pumps and moving to a new infusion system as soon as possible.
The Institute of Medicine publishes a report on issues related to access, scheduling, and wait times in healthcare. The report outlines ten strategic initiatives it hopes will improve access and care delivery options for patients.