if you've ever been admitted to a hospital and wondered about the incessant queries you might have received regarding your name, age and why you're there, consider that more of a blessing than an irritation.
This blog has noted in past posts the advent of electronic health records (EHRs) in hospitals across the country. For several years now, and pushed hard by a government initiative that promises financial incentives for facility compliance, EHR systems have been steadily put into place in most hospitals and clinics across the United States.
The above headline -- or anything similar to it -- addressing the damage claims of and payouts to injured plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases is bound to get a divided reaction among diverse camps of readers.
A number of medical regulatory boards and agencies in states across the country, including Pennsylvania, have likely paid attention to actions taken recently in Maryland aimed at reducing incidents of medical malpractice and patient harm caused by loose licensing procedures and other shortcomings.
There is one thing that jumps out in research conclusions concerning what medical interns do well and spend an inordinate amount of time doing each day at work: walking.
It's the people.
There is truly a "wow" factor related to much about the medical industry. To many people, that increasingly has more to do these days with s sheer disconnect in logic than it does with improved health outcomes.
The saga and sad legacy of compounding pharmacies plays out continuously in the media as new developments emerge in the wake of last year's fatal meningitis outbreak caused by unsafe practices at the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts.
How does a doctor learn to put the patient first? I'm not so sure that in this day and age, many doctors do. In my opinion, that is because doctors are no longer trained to even know "how" to put a patient first. In the "good old days" we learned to put patients ahead of ourselves in ways that are no longer allowed. Let me explain.
A closely watched trial alleging negligence against the largest medical insurer in the country for its failure to adequately oversee a surgeon accused of thousands of acts of medical malpractice over many years has come to an end.