Healthcare News & Insights

Are cell phones a help or hindrance in OR?

Most hospitals don’t have a formal policy on the use of cellar devices in the operating room (OR). And according to industry experts, if you’re one of them, the time to create a policy is now. 

Which docs gets sued most often — and what’s the real cost?

A new study from the American Medical Association looked into which doctors — by gender, age, specialty, etc. — are most likely to get sued or have other liability claims against them.

Doctor aborts wrong twin, blames bad ultrasound

A Florida doctor who “thought” he could safely perform a selective abortion has lost his license to practice.

Case study: Tort reform doesn’t lower medical costs

Critics of the recent health reform bills say it missed a key opportunity by failing to include tort reform measures. But a look at a state that has implemented tort reform shows that those measures don’t make much of a dent.

Who will be the last OB/GYN standing?

Alarming trend: There are fewer OB/GYNs, and those left are curtailing the services they offer.

OIG: Less than half of states ready for the pandemic — is yours?

Perhaps you can never be 100% prepared for a massive health emergency. But a new OIG report indicates that many states and localities are falling well short of the mark in getting ready for a potential flu pandemic.

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