Fitbit issues recall for Ionic smartwatch after burn injuries; burnout leads to nearly $980M in excess healthcare costs

Joseph B. Hash

This week’s best stories involve Fitbit’s voluntary remember of its Ionic smartwatch following at least 115 reviews of the watches overheating and 78 stories of burn injuries in the U.S., and an AMA-led review finds that main care medical professional turnover is particularly costly to public and private payers.

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Senate passes measure striking down healthcare worker vaccine mandate

Image: John Baggaley/Getty Photos This week, the U.S. Senate handed legislation meant to finish the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare employees participating in Medicare and Medicaid packages, a Biden administration policy that was upheld by the Supreme Court docket in January.Related Posts:Health system CEOs, 1,300 caregivers ask Congress to […]

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