Joseph Slattery, who most recently served as chief financial officer at Baxano, has been named CFO of SafeStitch Medical. Baxano has tapped Tim Shannon, a former finance executive at Talecris Biotherapeutics, to replace Slattery as its CFO on an interim basis.
Joe Kiani, Masimo founder, board chairman and CEO, shares his perspective on the "frustration many patients experience in trying to obtain their own health information, even from devices that are implanted inside their own bodies." Read the editorial.
Rhode Island will set up a new patient-safety organization to reduce medical errors under a bill signed into law by Gov. Donald Carcieri. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2008 establishes the PSO, which will set patient-safety goals and investigate complaints of medical errors.