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Do electronic records pose a risk to patient safety?

The Affordable Care Act has changed many facets of health care for Illinois residents. Not all of these changes are necessarily beneficial. In 2009, the new law offered incentives for doctors who began using electronic health...more

Health Alert (Australia) - April 13, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: 27 March 2015 - Public consultation opens on draft Principles and guidelines for the care and use of non-human primates for scientific...more

Genetics-based medical treatment is not without problems

Many doctors and politicians are hailing genetics-based medical treatments as the future of medicine. With the personalized attention this medical approach allows, patients are expected to soon receive the best possible care...more

Hospitals struggle with electronic medical records sharing

When Illinois residents seek treatment at a hospital or other facility, they often believe that the technology that is being utilized is improving their safety and health....more

Health Alert (Australia) - March 23, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: New South Wales (NSW). Ministry of Health - Media Releases - 18 March 2015 - NSW says protect against mosquitoes after huge...more

Health Alert (Australia) - March 16, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Publications & Reports. Excerpt from Publications & Reports: American Medical Association (AMA) - 12 March 2015 - New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to 'Prevent...more

Health Alert (Australia) - March 9, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: Australia. Federal Court - 5 March 2015 - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation v Kaizen Hospitals (Essendon) Pty Ltd...more

Big Data Analytics and an Evolving Standard of Care?

IBM's Watson, the natural-language processing computer perhaps most famous in popular culture for obliterating its opponents on a January 2011 evening of Jeopardy!, has more recently been making news in the healthcare...more

Health Alert (Australia) - February 2,2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports & Publications. - Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales (NSW) - Janet Harris v Sydney Local Health District [2014] NSWDC 21 - The...more

Health Alert (Australia) - July 28, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales (NSW) - 22 July 2014 - Lane v Northern NSW Local Health District (No 3) [2014] NSWCA 233 - This...more

Health Alert (Australia) - June 23, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: Queensland. Department of Health: - 18 June 2014 - Public patients get private sector boost. Thousands of public patients...more

Health Alert (Australia): Week of May 30, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and, Reports. Excerpt from JUDGMENTS: New South Wales (NSW) - 21 May 2014 - Neville v Lam (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 607 - The practitioner is a gynaecologist...more

Health Alert (Australia) - May 12, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. JUDGMENTS - New South Wales (NSW)- 6 May 2014 - Health Care Complaints Commission v Khalsa (No 2) [2014] NSWCATOD 47 - This was an application...more

Health Alert (Australia) - May 5, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports: Excerpt from JUDGMENTS- New South Wales - 2 May 2014 - Health Care Complaints Commission v Qasim [2014] NSWCATOD 42 - This was a...more

A Brief Overview of the Case Law Regarding "Failure to Train" Claims - And Its Implications for Medical Device Manufacturers

In recent years, causes of action for “failure to train,” or allegations predicated on a duty to train, have been on the rise in cases against medical device manufacturers. Historically, however, such claims and allegations...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 4 November 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Department of Health & Ageing - ..1 November 2013 - GPs can now order subsidised magnetic resonance...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: A Newsletter From Patrick Malone - October 2011

In this issue: "NNT" -- What It Means and Why You Should Care; Finding NNT's for Any Condition; and Eye-Popping NNT's for Breast Cancer Screening. Every single recommendation you will ever get for health care -- at least...more

Transcending the Cloud - A Legal Guide to the Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing

The interest level in storing health records in digital format has grown rapidly with the lower cost and greater availability and reliability of interoperable storage mechanisms and devices. Health care providers like...more

Electronic Medical Records

You may never need to fill out a form when you visit a doctor's office. Instead of having a different medical record number at each hospital or doctor's office, patients can have their entire medical history accessible online...more

Medical Practice Asset Protection - Two BIG liabilities with Simple Fixes

As we discussed in my previous article on employee lawsuit exposure, employment-related lawsuits are one of the biggest threats facing all employers today, including medical practices. In fact, the average small business in...more

Liability Risks Hamper Clinical Trials: Coherent, dependable scheme is needed to protect all participants.

CLINICAL TRIALS, the testing of new medical treatments on humans, are often spoken of as an important source of new treatments for disease, but they are also an important alternative source of healthcare for many thousands of...more

Lawyers Beware: Take action now to protect healthcare information or risk stiff penalties!

Beginning February 17, 2010,lawyers who represent clients in the healthcare industry face new statutory obligations to take affirmative steps to ensure the privacy of their clients’ patient information when it is transmitted...more

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