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What to Do If You Experience a Medical Error

What to Do If You Experience a Medical Error

The first thing we do as patients is put our trust in the healthcare system. But sometimes that trust can be broken and you are faced by a medical error. In this situation, don’t stay silent. The best thing to do is to speak up and report the error. Health care...
How Technology Is Improving Patient Safety

How Technology Is Improving Patient Safety

Technology has played an important role in advancing healthcare accessibility and certainly the driving force to change the landscape of healthcare delivery. The rate at which healthcare innovations have taken place underscores the importance of technology in...
Part 2: Hepatitis D through G Explained

Part 2: Hepatitis D through G Explained

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver – ranging in severity from A through E, and new research is suggesting F and G strains. The liver supports more than 500 roles in the human body which include vitamin and mineral storage, filtering blood, fat...
Part 1: Hepatitis A through C Explained

Part 1: Hepatitis A through C Explained

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver – ranging in severity from A through E. The liver is responsible for purifying blood, producing essential substances, storing sugars, fats, and vitamins, and building chemicals. When the liver is infected, it cannot...
Tips for Planning PACs

Tips for Planning PACs

A 2015 article published by Propublica gives an overview of a patient’s life that was lost due to several missteps in her care. One of the comments by Paul Levy to this story reads, “But those of us involved in quality and safety training for medical students and...
Weight-Loss Surgery Safety: Are We There Yet?

Weight-Loss Surgery Safety: Are We There Yet?

Patient safety and quality of care are significant concerns within the United States healthcare system. According to the CDC more than a third of the US adults suffer from obesity.  Additionally, obesity is a chronic disease in the U.S. and is considered the second...
Historical Perspective of Patient Safety

Historical Perspective of Patient Safety

Semmelweis The origins of patient safety advocacy dates back to the time of Ignaz Semmelweis a Hugarian physician. Actually, Semmelweis began his career as a lawyer and transformed to become a physician to do good to humanity. His advocacy skills were rooted in his...