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Posts tagged "medication errors"

Research focuses on easier-to-use electronic health records

A major development in New Jersey hospitals and other medical facilities across the country in recent years has been the steady -- and rapid -- implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems to supplant paper records and handwritten patient notes.

House committee investigates jump in VA medical malpractice cases

Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs paid out $91.7 million in medical malpractice claims -- the most in at least 12 years, according to the Government Accountability Office. That represented more than 1,500 malpractice claims against VA providers, which actually represented a leveling-off after a 33-percent increase between 2005 and 2010.

Growing pains for electronic health records' implementation

The advent of electronic health record (EHR) systems to supplant paper records for patients in New Jersey and elsewhere across the country began in earnest several years ago with the federal government’s initiative to reward hospitals upgrading their charts and records with financial bonuses.

Government study spotlights prescribing habits of problem MDs

Drug-related  mistakes committed by a New Jersey doctor or a physician in some other state can encompass a number of diverse factors and situations. Doctors sometimes prescribe the wrong drug to a patient. Occasionally, the wrong dose of a medication is administered, or a medicine finds its way to a patient who has been misidentified. These are all examples of medication error that commonly occurs across the country and sometimes has serious and even fatal consequences for patients. 

AMA Journal article says medical errors actually enrich hospitals

Here's a business model that would certainly seem to reward laxity and discourage innovation geared toward a higher level of accuracy and efficiency: Reward mistakes.

Hospital disclosures highlight electronic records' growing pains

The push across the medical industry in recent years that has focused upon supplanting paper records with electronic health records (EHRs), with New Jersey providers being no exception, has often been touted as revolutionary.

AARP and patient-advocacy group team up to spotlight best hospitals

The Leapfrog Group, with its very special and narrow focus, is an entity likely never heard of by most people in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the country.

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.