Potential jurors favor use of artificial intelligence in precision medicine
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Physicians who follow artificial intelligence (AI) advice may be considered less liable for medical malpractice than is commonly thought, according to a new study of potential jury candidates in the U.S. Published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM). The study provides the first data related to physicians' potential liability for using AI in personalized medicine, which can often deviate from standard care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have Saved This Woman? Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have Saved This Woman?
When it comes to symptoms of uncertain cause, it's important for physicians to use all tools at their disposal to make a diagnosis.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Critical Shortages of Supplies and Qualified Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Taking a Toll on the Nation ’s Clinical Laboratories says CAP
As demand for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus testing increases, leaders of the College of American Pathologists meet online to brainstorm possible solutions to the crisis In September, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) began its series of “virtual media briefings” given by leading pathologists and physicians at the forefront of COVID-19 testing which are designed to “offer […] The post Critical Shortages of Supplies and Qualified Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Taking a Toll on the Nation’s Clinical Laboratories says CAP appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dezimey Kum Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Reporter Who Broke Theranos Scandal Maintains Disgraced Clinical Laboratory Testing Company Could Have Returned Funds to Defrauded Investors Instead of Fighting Lawsuits
Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes now awaits March 9 court date on federal fraud charges that include reporting false medical laboratory test results on some patients Clinical laboratory leaders have watched with keen interest the federal criminal proceedings against disgraced Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose blood-testing company lost nearly $1 billion of investors’ […] The post Reporter Who Broke Theranos Scandal Maintains Disgraced Clinical Laboratory Testing Company Could Have Returned Funds to Defrauded Investors Instead of Fighting Lawsuits appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests, but Roadblocks Remain for “Fast-and-Frequent” Antigen Testing
Developers of medical laboratory tests had high hopes that cheap saliva-based tests would compete with at-home OTC tests that use nasal swabs, but skepticism among scientists continues Reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology has become the standard for clinical laboratory diagnostic testing used to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However, to enable more […] The post FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests, but Roadblocks Remain for “Fast-and-Frequent” Antigen Testing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Workplaces Must Screen Employees for COVID-19, Say Authorities in the US and Ontario, and This Trend Could Mean Big Business for Clinical Laboratories
As mandatory screenings for private industry workers increases, some states launch free COVID-19 testing for state employees, while engaging medical laboratories to provide such testing Amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, welcoming employees back to work is not as simple as opening the company’s doors. Businesses based in some areas of the US and Canada are being […] The post Workplaces Must Screen Employees for COVID-19, Say Authorities in the US and Ontario, and This Trend Could Mean Big Business for Clinical Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Google DeepMind ’s AlphaFold Wins CASP14 Competition, Helps Solve Mystery of Protein Folding in a Discovery That Might be Used in New Medical Laboratory Tests
The AI protein-structure-prediction system may ‘revolutionize life sciences by enabling researchers to better understand disease,’ researchers say Genomics leaders watched with enthusiasm as artificial intelligence (AI) accelerated discoveries that led to new clinical laboratory diagnostic tests and advanced the evolution of personalized medicine. Now Google’s London-based DeepMind has taken that a quantum step further by […] The post Google DeepMind’s AlphaFold Wins CASP14 Competition, Helps Solve Mystery of Protein Folding in a Discovery That Might be Used in New Medical Laboratory Tests ap...
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Oak Street Health Opens Three Primary Care Clinics in Walmart Supercenters in Texas with Full Menu of Clinical Services
The clinics are part of a growing trend among large retailers to open full-service healthcare clinics where consumers seek out other goods and services Major retail chains continue to partner with local health systems and other healthcare companies to expand the range of primary care services delivered in their stores. The latest such collaboration is […] The post Oak Street Health Opens Three Primary Care Clinics in Walmart Supercenters in Texas with Full Menu of Clinical Services appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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2021 ForecastClinical Laboratories Use Automation to Expand Their Data Capabilities | And Strengthen Their Resilience to Respond Faster During a Pandemic and Beyond
To address labs’ dire need for clean and reliable data, Dark Daily is pleased to offer this new FREE white paper for laboratory professionals that explains the key steps—and positive results—of strengthening the data service infrastructure of your clinical lab. The post 2021 ForecastClinical Laboratories Use Automation to Expand Their Data Capabilities | And Strengthen Their Resilience to Respond Faster During a Pandemic and Beyond appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Immunocompromised Patients with COVID-19 May Remain Infectious for Much Longer than Previously Thought
Clinical laboratory professionals should note that one case study describes a COVID-positive cancer patient shedding infectious particles for five months, which is much longer than expected Just when researchers start believing they understand COVID-19 infections, something happens that reveals there is still more to learn. These additional findings are relevant for clinical laboratory managers and […] The post Immunocompromised Patients with COVID-19 May Remain Infectious for Much Longer than Previously Thought appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Cerner Collaborates with Amazon Halo to Add Cloud-based Services and Realtime Health Tracking to Its EHR
Patients in health systems that use the Cerner EHR can now track and share specific health metrics with their healthcare providers In what may be first steps toward becoming a full-service digital healthcare platform, Health information technology (HIT) developer Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) is partnering with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to bring cloud-based health tracking services to its EHR […] The post Cerner Collaborates with Amazon Halo to Add Cloud-based Services and Realtime Health Tracking to Its EHR appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Airlines Are Partnering with Health Companies and Clinical Laboratories to Implement At-Home COVID-19 Testing Prior to Flights
Because air travel volumes are low, experts believe it is timely to develop COVID-19 testing systems and gain insight on which protocols are most effective As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on, several international airlines now require customers to complete at-home COVID-19 testing before they can travel. This is triggering unusual business practices. For example, one […] The post Airlines Are Partnering with Health Companies and Clinical Laboratories to Implement At-Home COVID-19 Testing Prior to Flights appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Malpractice Case: When an Expert's Opinion on a Cardiac Death Isn't Useful Malpractice Case: When an Expert's Opinion on a Cardiac Death Isn't Useful
An expert's opinion must be based on fact, not hypothesis and speculation.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Aetna ’s New Health Plan for Individuals in Kansas City Allows CVS Health Services at MinuteClinics, HealthHUBs and Pharmacies to Be Network Providers
What is not clear is how Aetna might engage independent clinical laboratories as in-network providers for this health insurance plan For years, Dark Daily and its sister publication The Dark Report have regularly predicted that the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model of indemnity health insurance that requires beneficiaries to pay a co-pay is on the way […] The post Aetna’s New Health Plan for Individuals in Kansas City Allows CVS Health Services at MinuteClinics, HealthHUBs and Pharmacies to Be Network Providers appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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GAO Report Predicts 40% Growth in Home Care over Next 10 Years in a Trend That Has Ramifications for the Nation ’s Clinical Laboratories
Healthcare policymakers continue to support the move from expensive hospitals to outpatient, ambulatory, and home health settings in ways that will change where and how medical laboratories collect lab specimens Clinical laboratories have adapted to many changes in the past decade and the increased demand for home healthcare is one of them. Thus, predictions from […] The post GAO Report Predicts 40% Growth in Home Care over Next 10 Years in a Trend That Has Ramifications for the Nation’s Clinical Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Stanford Medicine Seroprevalence Study of Dialysis Patients Shows Fewer than One in 10 Adults Has Antibodies to COVID-19 Indicating Herd Immunity is Far Off
Researchers conducted antibody testing on ‘remainder plasma,’ which could inform strategies for ongoing SARS-CoV-2 clinical laboratory surveillance testing In a clever use of stored clinical laboratory specimens, researchers in California conducted a nationwide seroprevalence survey—serology testing to determine the number of people in a population that carry a specific disease—that used “remainder plasma” from dialysis […] The post Stanford Medicine Seroprevalence Study of Dialysis Patients Shows Fewer than One in 10 Adults Has Antibodies to COVID-19 Indicating Herd Immunity is F...
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NASA Develops the ‘E-Nose,’ a Handheld Breath Analyzer That Can Measure Multiple Biomarkers Used in Medical Laboratory Tests
Noninvasive diagnostic technology developed for space travelers and warfighters might eventually be used by clinical laboratories and physician office labs To solve the problem of how to perform clinical laboratory tests on astronauts living for months at a time in the International Space Station (ISS), researchers associated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) […] The post NASA Develops the ‘E-Nose,’ a Handheld Breath Analyzer That Can Measure Multiple Biomarkers Used in Medical Laboratory Tests appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Fitbit Receives FDA Approval for a Wearable Device App That Detects Atrial Fibrillation
Many companies want to adapt consumer wearables to monitor health conditions, including biomarkers tested by medical laboratories Clinical laboratory managers know that wearable devices for monitoring biophysical functions or measuring biomarkers are becoming more complex and capable thanks to advances in miniaturization, informatics, software, and artificial intelligence machine learning that enable new functions to be […] The post Fitbit Receives FDA Approval for a Wearable Device App That Detects Atrial Fibrillation appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Houston High School Student Starts Lab Business and Takes COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on the Road with Mobile Clinical Laboratory
Taft Foley, III, says he got the idea for the mobile lab after waiting on a COVID-19 testing line that went ‘around the entire building’ In a remarkable example of ingenuity and observation, Texas high school student Taft Foley, III, is bringing COVID-19 testing to underserved patients, wherever they may be. He launched a medical […] The post Houston High School Student Starts Lab Business and Takes COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on the Road with Mobile Clinical Laboratory appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Sarasota Memorial Health Care Implements Specimen Processing Automation in Its Microbiology Laboratory During Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic
While working to increase turn-around-times for STAT tests, Florida’s first coronavirus patient arrived, requiring SMH’s clinical laboratory team to adapt its plans Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinical laboratory team at 839-bed Sarasota Memorial Hospital, part of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) in Sarasota, Fla., not only implemented a new automated microbiology system, […] The post Sarasota Memorial Health Care Implements Specimen Processing Automation in Its Microbiology Laboratory During Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Antibodies Produced in Response to COVID-19 May Provide Long-term Immunity Against the Coronavirus
ELISA tests at Icahn School of Medicine contradict earlier studies which found that antibodies developed to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are short-lived Medical laboratories at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic will be intrigued to learn that antibodies produced by the body to combat the coronavirus infection may actually provide long-term immunity, contrary to previous […] The post Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Antibodies Produced in Response to COVID-19 May Provide Long-term Immunity Against the Coronavirus appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Costco Begins Selling an At-Home Self-Collection COVID-19 Test Kit; One of 12 Kits That Have Received FDA Emergency Use Authorization
It’s the latest example of how the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is making it possible for new competitors to enter the clinical laboratory marketplace In response to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing, warehouse retailer Costco (NASDAQ:COST) is seizing the opportunity to sell at-home saliva self-collection test kits to its customers. It makes Costco the latest company […] The post Costco Begins Selling an At-Home Self-Collection COVID-19 Test Kit; One of 12 Kits That Have Received FDA Emergency Use Authorization appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Medical malpractice litigation related to choking accidents in older people in Japan - Hamasaki T, Hagihara A.
OBJECTIVE: To analyse malpractice litigation cases in Japan and identify the factors related to choking accidents in older people. BACKGROUND: Choking while eating is common in older people and has potentially severe consequences. METHODS: This stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Travel Restrictions Spur Four US Airlines to Get Into COVID-19 Testing, But Will Clinical Laboratories Get this Testing Business?
United Airlines creates pilot program for on-site rapid PCR tests, as other airlines facilitate at-home specimen collection for rapid coronavirus testing Four US airlines attempting to recover lost business due to the COVID-19 pandemic are partnering with developers of rapid RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests to facilitate testing of passengers either at airports […] The post Travel Restrictions Spur Four US Airlines to Get Into COVID-19 Testing, But Will Clinical Laboratories Get this Testing Business? appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons
More than 80% of neurosurgeons have been sued, leading many to practice defensive medicine or consider ending their neurosurgery careers, a new survey shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Black Box Warnings Can Come Back to Bite in Court Malpractice Case: Black Box Warnings Can Come Back to Bite in Court
Disregarding drug dosage recommendations can give rise to liability risks.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Dermatology Article Source Type: news

McKinsey and Company Says the COVID-19 Pandemic is Accelerating Six Critical Trends in Healthcare, at Least One Which Would Benefit Anatomic Pathologists
Clinical laboratory and pathology groups that support ambulatory and virtual care, and urgent care and retail clinics may experience growth Global management consulting company McKinsey and Company’s report, “The Great Acceleration In Healthcare: Six Trends to Heed,” identifies six trends in healthcare that are accelerating due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical laboratory managers and […] The post McKinsey and Company Says the COVID-19 Pandemic is Accelerating Six Critical Trends in Healthcare, at Least One Which Would Benefit Anatomic Pathologists first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Three Federal Agencies Warn Healthcare Providers of Pending Ransomware Attacks; Clinical Laboratories Advised to Assess Their Cyberdefenses
Sophisticated cyberattacks have already hit hospitals and healthcare networks in Oregon, California, New York, Vermont, and other states Attention medical laboratory managers and pathology group administrators: It’s time to ramp up your cyberdefenses. The FBI, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a […] The post Three Federal Agencies Warn Healthcare Providers of Pending Ransomware Attacks; Clinical Laboratories Advised to Assess Their Cyberdefenses first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Neurosurgeons and malpractice suits
(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) To determine the frequency of medical malpractice suits among neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons' reactions when faced with the prospect of such lawsuits, three researchers from The Netherlands surveyed members of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The results of the survey can be found in this article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three Prominent Clinical Laboratory Leaders Make the Same Prediction: COVID-19 Testing Will Be Significant Through 2020 and Throughout 2021
CEOs of NorDx Laboratories, Sonora Quest Laboratories, and HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Laboratories expect demand for SARS-CoV-2 tests to only increase in coming months AUSTIN, TEXAS—For clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups in the United States, the single most urgent question is this: how long will the need for substantial volumes of COVID-19 testing continue? Last Wednesday, […] The post Three Prominent Clinical Laboratory Leaders Make the Same Prediction: COVID-19 Testing Will Be Significant Through 2020 and Throughout 2021 first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Sapan Desai has inactivated his license in Illinois, where multiple malpractice lawsuits against him are pending, and obtained a new one in Ohio. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 23, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus
A photo-collage. Credit: Peter Costantini.By Peter CostantiniSEATTLE, Oct 23 2020 (IPS) By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. That’s equivalent to a slightly higher toll than the 418,500 United States deaths in World War II, adjusted for relative population and duration. [See note below.] With four percent of the world’s population, the U.S. has suffered 20 percent of global COVID-19 deaths. Tragically, most of these deaths need never have happened. They were caused primarily by the public-health equivalent of friendly fire: massive malpractice and deception by...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peter Costantini Tags: Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Guidehouse Healthcare Experts Outline Six Ways COVID-19 Pandemic Is Accelerating Healthcare Transformation
Financial losses for hospitals and health systems due to cancelled procedures and coronavirus expenses will lead to changes in healthcare delivery, operations, and clinical laboratory test ordering COVID-19 is reshaping how people work, shop, and go to school. Is healthcare the next target of the coronavirus-induced transformation? According to two experts, the COVID-19 pandemic is […] The post Guidehouse Healthcare Experts Outline Six Ways COVID-19 Pandemic Is Accelerating Healthcare Transformation first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Massive Fraud in Cigna Medicare Advantage Plans
A former officer of a Cigna contractor claims the insurer hatched a scheme to submit invalid diagnostic codes and filed the now-unsealed qui tam action in 2017 In a case that could provide a cautionary tale for clinical laboratories, a federal whistleblower lawsuit alleges that Cigna, through its HealthSpring subsidiary, “received billions in overpayments from […] The post Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Massive Fraud in Cigna Medicare Advantage Plans first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Insurance Company Asks Court for Release from Incarcerated Client
A medical malpractice insurance company wants a judge to say that it doesn’t have to pay for the civil defense of a former Arkansas doctor accused of child molestation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Being Passive About Referrals Can Be Risky Malpractice Case: Being Passive About Referrals Can Be Risky
Overlooking key steps in the patient hand-off can lead to missing information and trigger treatment mishaps.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Communicating suicide risk to families of chronically suicidal borderline personality disorder patients to mitigate malpractice risk - Mammen O, Tew J, Painter T, Bettinelli E, Beckjord J.
OBJECTIVE: The distinction between acute and chronic suicidality is important, because interventions designed to address acute suicidality can worsen chronic suicidality, resulting in an escalating cycle of suicide threats, suicide attempts, and futile hos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ontario woman finds needle in her spine 16 years after giving birth
A five-centimetre needle is found in a woman's spine at least 16 years after giving birth — which hospital staff failed to report at the time. Experts say with Canada's medical malpractice system stacked against patients, it's likely no one will have to take responsibility. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Telehealth Brings Malpractice Risks, Says Report; More Telehealth Brings Malpractice Risks, Says Report; More
Failure to diagnose is the biggest concern; court weighs in on'privileged information'; fractured vertebra results in wrongful-death suit.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Procedures from High-Cost Inpatient Healthcare Settings to Lower-Cost Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers
If the proposed rule becomes final, it may shift some inpatient medical laboratory testing away from hospital labs and to independent clinical laboratories Medical laboratories in hospitals and health systems already feel the pinch of less test orders originating from their own emergency departments (ED). Now, more tests associated with inpatient care might also shift […] The post CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Procedures from High-Cost Inpatient Healthcare Settings to Lower-Cost Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case
The federal trial, now set to begin in March 2021, could become a media spectacle given the marquee names on the witness list Clinical laboratories following the federal criminal proceedings against Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes will have to wait until next year for the case to go to trial. When it does, […] The post Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Delays in Reporting Results of COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Tests Prompt Florida Governor to End SARS-CoV-2 Testing Contract with Quest Diagnostics
Quest said a ‘technical issue’ had delayed reporting of test data to the state and claimed that patients and providers still received the results in a timely manner Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered state agencies to cut ties with Quest Diagnostics due to delays in reporting nearly 75,000 COVID-19 clinical laboratory test results going […] The post Delays in Reporting Results of COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Tests Prompt Florida Governor to End SARS-CoV-2 Testing Contract with Quest Diagnostics first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Malpractice Case: Social Media Policies to Protect Your Practice Malpractice Case: Social Media Policies to Protect Your Practice
Most of your practice members probably use social media, but unless you have a concrete social media policy, you may face legal risks and potentially medical board discipline.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits 3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits
Telemedicine visits have many benefits for physicians and patients. Yet they create potential for a malpractice lawsuit to occur. Learn how to prevent these risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. physicians use imaging as defensive medicine
U.S. physicians use medical imaging as a "defensive medicine" strategy to prevent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Misinterpreted CT scans leading cause of malpractice How to protect your practice from missed follow-ups Can imaging informatics professionals help with legal cases? Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Follow Through on Your First Suspicions Malpractice Case: Follow Through on Your First Suspicions
Medicine is full of mysteries, but acting diligently until a solution is reached is critical.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic, Medicare Officials Continue Push for Price Transparency by Pressuring Hospitals to Disclose Rates Negotiated with Private Payers
Clinical laboratories are advised to continue developing methods for making prices for procedures available to the general public Even as an effective treatment for COVID-19 continues to elude federal healthcare agencies, Medicare officials are pressing ahead with efforts to bring about transparency in hospital healthcare pricing, including clinical laboratory procedures and prescription drugs costs. In […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Abbott Lab ’s ID NOW COVID-19 Rapid Molecular Test Continues to Face Scrutiny over ‘False Negatives’
Though the test initially drew ‘raves’ from Trump administration, the FDA now suggests negative results should be confirmed with an additional ‘high-sensitivity authorized SARS-CoV-2 molecular test’ This spring, as the United States attempted to jump-start a national response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration heralded Abbott Laboratories’ five-minute test for COVID-19 as a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 5, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Abbott Labs Source Type: news

Malpractice Fears, Patient Safety Drive Skin Doctors to Order Extra Tests
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- The practice of requesting additional, sometimes unnecessary tests or obtaining second opinions by dermatopathologists is often driven both by patient safety and malpractice concerns, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news