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Cardinal Health awarded Strategic National Stockpile contract for PPE storage and distribution

With its expansive distribution network, Cardinal Health can provide rapid deployment and delivery of SNS product throughout the U.S. and its territories.

IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Biovigil Healthcare Systems

Biovigil is an automated hand hygiene compliance and awareness system that promotes safety at every patient interaction by intervening at the point of care to provide situation-specific hand hygiene reminders. Healthcare workers wear small, personal badges with on-board chemical sensors, so the system works with existing dispensers and sanitizers. After the badge validates hand hygiene, a green light is displayed, providing reassurance to patients and their families. Hospitals that use the BIOVIGIL system regularly achieve hand hygiene compliance rates well over 95 percent, compared to a national average of 45 percent.

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