Delays in Treatment: A Great Danger to Physicians and Patients Alike

A missed or late diagnosis has obvious repercussions for patients, but for the medical staff who fails to contact or explain a test result or treat a disease, consequences can also be dire. One article published by American Medical News states that “missed appointments and failures to follow up pose some of the greatest legal [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting Everyone on the Same Page; How to Improve Hospital Communication

As sited by the Institute of Medicine in a 2012 report, the average elderly patient sees seven physicians across four different practices each year.[1]Additionally, IOM reports that the average surgery patient is seen by 27 different healthcare providers while at the hospital, and for a single patient undergoing a procedure, the intricate network of providers [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clearing Up the Real Consequences of Never Events

As we’ve discussed in many of our blog posts, the expectations of a hospital visit or procedure versus its reality often results in disappointment at best, court cases and mortality at worst. One attempt at boosting patients’ confidence in the modern medical system has been made by various organizations’ endorsement of eliminating “never events.” While [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knowing Your HIPPA Rights and Streamlining Record Retrieval

Privacy as a right is a concept that is becoming more important by the day in the U.S., and its place in the medical sector is no exception. One of the most monumental pieces of legislation regarding the safeguarding of medical information and data privacy was the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments