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The dangers lurking in electronic medical records

October 25, 2015, by

Most physicians have transitioned from paper records to Electronic Medical Records, or EHR. Although the EHR has solved many issues related to paper charting, it is not fool proof. The following are some common ways that physicians can get burned while using EMR’s, and could even result in...
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Alert

Digital Health wasted Billions

October 22, 2015, by Susan Justice

Our healthcare system is a mess. Current healthcare portability act attempts are a lofty goal while changing the fundamentals of our system. We now need a major investment in technologies that embraces big data and makes it easier for the providers and patients to use, proving that they can learn from...
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work hard

Electronic records and medical errors

October 21, 2015, by Ankin

Many hospitals, clinics and medical offices have been transitioning to a completely digital system for all of their patients’ health records. With federal law demanding that doctors and hospitals make the switch by 2015, many have already taken the opportunity and the offered incentives and completed the transition. With the new...
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DOJ seeks to nearly double health care fraud litigation budget for 2016

October 20, 2015, by Susan Justice at Healthcare-malpractice.com

Just three months ago, the Department of Justice announced a record year for False Claims Act recoveries totaling more than $5 billion, including $2.3 billion from health care defendants alone. Helping to contribute to these recoveries was another record: over 700 whistle blower cases filed in 2014. As part of...
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Where is the oversite?
Where is the oversite?
Justice
Justice

‘Global Trigger Tool’ Shows That Adverse Events In Hospitals May Be Ten Times Greater Than Previously Measured

October 19, 2015, by Modified from the original article by David C. Classen

Identification and measurement of adverse medical events is central to patient safety, forming a foundation for accountability, prioritizing problems to work on, generating ideas for safer care, and testing which interventions work. We compared three methods to detect adverse events in hospitalized patients, using the same patient sample set from three...
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mistake
mistake

Arizona Law Forces Ob/Gyns to Lie to Patients

April 10, 2015, by Susan Justice at HC-MP.com

With the signing of Arizona's newest abortion law, obstetrician/gynecologists are once again being told what they must say to patients, even though there is no scientific evidence to support the law, The college of OB-GYN physicians are outraged..

The law forces ob/gyns to tell a woman considering a medical abortion...
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Not the whole truth
Not the whole truth
Who is the law represetning?
Who is the law represetning?
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