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Medical Devices and Patient Safety: A Promising Path Forward
The Health Care Blog

In an era of sophisticated information technology and rapid communication, the medical device community lags far behind other fields in its ability to alert patients about safety concerns. For example, auto manufacturers and government regulators are able to quickly identify potential safety concerns by linking reports of crashes, malfunctions and defects with individual vehicle identification numbers (VINs). They can then communicate recalls to affected customers by using their VIN.

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