Medical Record Confidentiality.
As patients, we have an expectation that our medical records will remain confidential. After all, there are few records more personal than our medical records, which may describe the most intimate details of our personal lives. Confidentiality is important to … Read More
Another Perspective on Healthcare Consolidation
Here is a piece that a friend of mine sent me. It appeared in a healthcare blog. It recounts a probably fictional event in which a doctor saw a briefing paper intended for a hospital executive but accidentally left behind … Read More
You Have a Right to Your Medical Records.
With rare exceptions, there can be no claim for medical malpractice without the medical records. Juries give a lot of weight to the medical records. Pretty much, if it is in the medical records, the jury will believe it no … Read More
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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