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Computer Problems Cause Medical Errors

Banner Health is big.  Not only is it the largest health care system in the state of Arizona, it is our largest employer as well.  When it has computer problems, many patients are likely to be affected.  This was the … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, electronic medical records, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical charts, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, plaintiff |

Computers and Patient Safety

While there is no question that computers have been of great value in improving the ability to deliver medical care, they are anything but an unalloyed blessing.  Among the problems they bring computer systems and automated devices are expensive and … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical charts, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses |

The Algorithms Are Coming

The Stanford University School of Medicine and Google have teamed up to improve medical care.  At least in part this is the result of the belief of the dean of the school that the greatest innovations in medicine going forward … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, General Health, genetic testing, health, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Infection, medical charts, Medical Costs |

Telemedicine Is Coming to You.

Some days it seems the world just keeps turning faster and faster.  The ways in which we have done things all our lives are changing.  No area is spared from change and that is particularly true of medicine.  We used … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical research, science news |

How To Get Doctors To Do the Right Thing.

How to get doctors to do the right thing is a perennial question in medicine.  Whether in Phoenix, Arizona or somewhere else, many doctors just don’t like to be told what to do.  They don’t like other people second guessing … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, Defensive Medicine, Doctors, electronic medical records, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical mistakes, science news |

Some Doctors Just Don’t Get It

Science marches on.  Every day there are announcements of advances in areas which impact health care.  Advances are made in genetics and DNA testing.  Computers are being programmed to do more and more.  New medicines are being developed.  New applications … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, electronic medical records, Fee for Service, genetic testing, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical mistakes, science news |

Check Your Medical Records to Prevent Dangerous Mistakes

I wrote about this topic for the In The News section of our web site but it deserves repeating here.  The Wall Street Journal has some good advice for all of us:  Check your medical records.  The chances are you will … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, health, medical errors, medical mistakes, Medication Errors, Prescription Errors |

Good Medical Care – It Depends on a Lot

I read this brief on-line article today. http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/many-hospitals-ineffectively-treat-bloodstream-infections-study-suggests The title suggested it would be about the ineffective treatment of bloodstream born infections by hospitals.  Bloodstream born infections can cause serious medical complications and death.  They require early recognition and treatment. … Read More

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