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2012-10-10 07:27:28

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (Pinksheets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com) commented today on how their automated medicine dispensing systems help both nurses and pharmacists in hospital settings. A study from The Institute of Medicine ("To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System") reported that medical errors caused between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths annually. The report included recommendations for specific strategies to reduce medication errors and improve...

2012-10-07 23:01:35

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan medical malpractice lawyers representing victims of medical negligence discuss new study that reveals death increase from misdiagnosis in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in U.S. hospitals. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently came across a new study done by John Hopkins University School of Medicine that revealed an increase in death of hospital patients caused from...

2012-10-04 23:01:25

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman supports the new government initiative that invites and facilitates the reporting of medical errors by patients. This government effort seeks to improve the quality of healthcare and curb the number of medical mistakes. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 The Obama administration wants patients to report medical errors, mistakes and unsafe practices by doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and other healthcare providers. New York...

2012-10-03 10:23:27

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Working hand in hand with the national Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative, the New Jersey Hospital Association has launched a New Jersey PfP Web site with tools and resources to help patients and providers work together to improve healthcare. The site, www.njha.com/pfp is part of a $7 million, two-year contract between the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and NJHA's nonprofit affiliate the Health Research and...

2012-09-27 10:40:10

When nurses feel safe admitting to their supervisors that they've made a mistake regarding a patient, they are more likely to report the error, which ultimately leads to a stronger commitment to safe practices and a reduction in the error rate, according to an international team of researchers. In addition, when nurse leaders' safety actions mirror their spoken words, unit nurses do not feel caught between adhering to safety protocols and speaking up about mistakes against protocols....

2012-09-22 23:01:43

Seattle attorney Chris Davis explains the growing epidemic of patient falls during hospital visits Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 According to data from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), as many as 20 percent of all hospital patients in the United States fall at least once during their stay. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers these falls to be preventable. The financial burden associated with patient falls is approximately $20.2 billion...

2012-09-17 14:20:53

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Community Hospital Grand Junction has selected the SIS Solution to replace its legacy perioperative system. The SIS Solution will interface with the hospital's Meditech health information system and will be implemented in two facilities, including a newly constructed hospital and an outpatient surgery center. (Logo:...

2012-09-11 14:21:55

Serious gaming can be used to enhance surgical skills, but games developed or used to train medical professionals need to be validated before they are integrated into teaching methods, according to a paper in the October issue of the surgical journal BJS. Researchers from The Netherlands reviewed 25 research studies covering 30 serious games published between 1995 and 2012. "Many medical professionals may still have a rather out-dated view of the average gamer as being someone who is...

2012-08-29 23:01:14

Each year approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death; thousands more are seriously injured as well. This according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2000. Dr. Bruce Fagel recently discussed alarming information about hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Dr. Bruce Fagel whom will be speaking at the Consumer Attorneys...

2012-08-20 23:04:04

d'Oliveira & Associates talks about the effort to help maximize efficiency in the medical malpractice system, the state of Massachusetts has officially passed a new law regarding the handling of malpractice cases. The new legislation changes a few critical pieces involved in the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 The primary change in the law is that doctors are now required to disclose their medical errors/mistakes. With that being said, the...