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ECRI and oneSOURCE Plan Alerts Management Collaboration

ECRI and oneSOURCE Document Management Services have announced a joint collaboration focused on improving medical device safety and responsiveness of health care facilities.

TransEnterix Announces Name Change, Introduces a New Category of Surgery

The name change reflects the company’s broader vision of shaping the future of surgery by integrating computer vision and machine learning with surgical robotics.

Fujifilm Systems Integration Leads AIA-Accredited Course

During this one hour course, participants will learn about the importance of continuing to digitize systems and processes in the OR, the role digitization plays in ensuring that various technologies used during procedures are connected and accessible, and why it’s important to understand this evolution as architects and equipment planners.

AAAHC Publishes Toolkit for Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) published an Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit to help health care providers optimize how antibiotics are prescribed and used by patients in ambulatory care settings.

Health System Improves Patient Care with Expanded Use of Sterilization Technology

TSO3 Inc., an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, joins with Altru Health System in announcing the U.S. terminal sterilization of long, flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes, like the duodenoscope, using TSO3’s STERIZONE technology.

“Being the inaugural facility to offer terminal sterilization of endoscopes using the TSO3 technology, provides our patients with a level of safety above current best-practice standards in the industry,” says Stacie Avdem, Director of Surgical and Procedural Services at Altru Health System.

“Altru has achieved industry-leading practices with centralization, cleaning verification, and borescope inspection in endoscope reprocessing. The ability to sterilize endoscopes, specifically duodenoscopes, is paramount to achieving our mission of delivering world-class care to the residents of our region. It shows our ongoing investment in and commitment to patient safety,” says Jenni Gibbs, manager of central sterile department at Altru Health System.

In May, U.S. regulators approved TSO3’s most recent 510(k) submission for the terminal sterilization of multi-channeled flexible endoscopes using the company’s STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer. The new clearance for the STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer allows a hospital like Altru Health System to terminally sterilize gastrointestinal endoscopes that have dimensions within the cleared intended use.

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