Healthcare News & Insights

Anesthesia administration: Court will decide who can do it

Should nurses be allowed to administer anesthesia without a doctor’s supervision?

HIEs too expensive for many practices

Though health information exchanges are starting to catch on, there are still many hospitals finding the cost is too high.

Two docs indicted for fraud & over-prescribing patients to death

Two doctors face potential life sentences for charges they defrauded multiple health plans and over-prescribed narcotics which led to four patient deaths.

Hospital: Patients targeted for data phising

A hospital is warning patients that a fake letter alleging a data breach is being used to collect their personal information.

Pharmacy’s foul-up could cost first-time mom her baby

Instead of the antibiotic prescribed for a woman in her first trimester, a pharmacist dispensed a drug used to induce medical abortions.

Which states are best, worst for disciplining docs?

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has released its annual report of which states do the best — and worst — job of disciplining doctors who practice bad medicine.