3 of the biggest medical hazards patients will face in 2018
Posted in Health & Wellness on December 8, 2017
As patients, we expect our health care systems to function smoothly and safely. Our nation’s clinics, hospitals and health care facilities should offer high levels of care as well as advanced treatments and technologies. Yet that doesn’t always happen. The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care, publishes annual reports on...
Hospital Cyber-Attack puts Ohioans at Risk for Identity Theft
Posted in Community Outreach on August 22, 2014
Anyone who went to a hospital within the Community Health Systems network may be at risk for identity theft. In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Community Health Systems said it was attacked during April and June of this year by an “Advanced Persistent Threat” group believed to be operating out...
Google Glass in the Operating Room: Help or Hindrance?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on June 2, 2014
The first time I saw the Google Glass, I was positively captivated. The possibilities for this wearable computer with an optical display and camera seemed endless. As technology has become exceedingly pervasive, it’s no surprise that the health care industry has been keen to adopt new innovations. From beeping pulse oximeters to robots performing...
Medical Apps – Who’s Responsible?
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on September 26, 2013
FDA looking at mobile medical applications From programming your DVR to dealing with a car accident, these days there seems to be an “app” for everything. Now, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, when a mobile device runs certain medical applications, it will be subject to FDA oversight. The FDA has...
Wireless Proof of Insurance
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 13, 2013
You may have seen a certain insurance company’s a commercial – the one with their little “spokes-pig” showing a police officer his proof of insurance on a cell phone. While this may work in some states, it’s not legal in Ohio – yet. The Columbus Dispatch reports that “A proposed change to state law...