Risk of medical errors persists within EHRs

Posted On November 29, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Health care workers in Arizona hospitals increasingly depend on electronic health records to manage patient care and pharmaceutical prescriptions. Researchers have been analyzing user errors within these systems to identify ways to improvement them and avoid medical errors.

Wrong-patient errors and wrong-medication errors represent two prevalent sources of mistakes within an electronic workflow.

Researchers say cellulitis misdiagnosis is common

Posted On November 28, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Many Arizona hospitalizations are triggered by a diagnosis of cellulitis. The bacterial skin infection occurs when a person has a wound, cut or skin irritation that becomes infected by streptococcus or staphylococcus. One of the most dangerous forms of cellulitis is a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infection.

Computer assisted diagnosis technology still proving useful

Posted On November 21, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Doctors in Arizona and other parts of the country have been slowly moving into the world of computer-assisted diagnosis. As the technology matures and continues to prove itself, more and more medical professionals are willing to trust the interpretation of manifest symptoms to computerized databases and algorithms.

Drugged DUI in Arizona

Posted On November 21, 2016 I Drug Charges

When you hear DUI, you likely think of drinking and driving, but “under the influence” has more than one meaning. Arizona has rejected the passage of Prop 205, the law that would have allowed recreational marijuana, but it doesn’t remove the instances of drugged driving and allegations of this behavior.

DUI laws for marijuana use

Posted On November 14, 2016 I Drunk Driving Charges

As the use of marijuana has become more widespread and legalized, a great deal of attention has been focused on its effects on drivers and vehicle accidents. Arizona DUI laws do not in general differentiate between marijuana impairment and being under the influence of alcohol.

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