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May 2015 Archives

Grieving parents awarded millions in medical wrongful death case

As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children from harm. When it comes to medical procedures that could be life-saving, cost is rarely a consideration. If their child needs it, most parents wouldn't hesitate to pay for it.

Oregon hospitals get tepid ratings for patient safety

How does the safety of hospitals in Oregon stack up when compared to hospitals in other states? This can be a difficult question to answer. In recent decades, hospitals around the country have been studied, rated and ranked by any number of groups based on any number of criteria. This has made it hard to determine which information is relevant and which sources are authoritative.

Electronic health records an increasing source of malpractice suits

One of the signature provisions of President Obama's Affordable Care Act was the widespread adoption of electronic health records, or EHRs. A decade ago, most patient data was still stored on paper in files, making it difficult to access and to share with a patient's other healthcare providers.