State Licensing System Keeps Patients, Hospitals and Regulators in the Dark Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state to state, staying ahead of regulators. Instead of...Read More
Article Summary: The frequently long waits for insurance prior approvals frustrate doctors and patients needing treatment. By Michelle Andrews, KHN, May 17, 2022. Andrew Bade, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly two decades… Read More
Technology is lacking, process may be unclear by Cheryl Clark, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today, September 14, 2021. Changing a medical record to correct an error is anything but an easy process. Under federal HIPAA rules,… Read More
Article Summary: Patients are finding it difficult to trust online reviews of health care providers as they are becoming increasingly fake with no signs of an imminent crackdown. By Laura Sydell, The Washington Post, June… Read More
Article Summary: Medical algorithm uses race as a factor for evaluating kidney disease care, harming black patients with worse outcomes and reduced chance of receiving a new kidney. By Rae Ellen Bichell and Cara Anthony,… Read More
Article Summary: The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. By Katie Adams, Backer’s Hospital Review,… Read More
Faceboo Mistake 1: Not Preparing The average doctor’s appointment lasts about 18 minutes. Preparing ahead of time will help you get the most out of those minutes. Make lists so you have important information readily...
Summary: According to a USA Today review of government records and medical databases, tens of thousands of patients undergo unnecessary surgery each and every year• Among the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries are cardiac angioplasties,...
By MELISSA BAILEY, for STAT. Hospitals and doctors’ offices nationwide might have avoided nearly 2,000 patient deaths — and $1.7 billion in malpractice costs — if medical staff and patients communicated better, a report released… Read More
By Ivan Oransky, MD for Medscape Medical News. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year suspended seven grants to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, “to assure the welfare and safety of research… Read More