Tag: Health Care

Sterilization Matters

Filed in Quality Improvement by on May 31, 2013 4 Comments
Sterilization Matters
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When patients undergo surgical or other medical procedures, they hope to receive optimal care provided by experienced physicians. They are rarely concerned about proper sterilization of surgical instruments and other medical equipment as it is likely assumed that the health care facility has applied this standard precaution. Unfortunately, however, not every medical center is adequately […]

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Managing Whistleblower Risk and Liability

Filed in Health Law by on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Managing Whistleblower Risk and Liability
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Last week, the Jersey Journal reported that a jury recently awarded a former employee of Bayonne Medical Center over $2.1 million in his whistleblower suit against the hospital.  The employee, Ceferino Doculan, alleged that the hospital violated New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), by terminating his employment as a technician in […]

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Memorial Day, Remembering our Veterans With Treatment

Filed in Health Law by on May 27, 2013 1 Comment
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It is Memorial Day, and like in past years I will ask that we take a moment here to consider the sacrifices at the heart  of this holiday—we remember our fallen, we memorialize our dead. At present, the Veterans Administration is having great difficulty in treating and compensating our war wounded. Number of Veterans Affected, […]

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Giving Patients a Piece of the Action: Appealing Proposals from Richard Frank and Christopher Robertson

Filed in Health Law, Recommended Reading by on February 10, 2013 0 Comments
Giving Patients a Piece of the Action: Appealing Proposals from Richard Frank and Christopher Robertson
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In a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Richard Frank discussed recent efforts on the part of federal and state governments to enroll so-called “dual eligibles,” that is, individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, into health plans that use “a strong care-management system under a unified budget.”  Many believe that […]

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Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections

Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections
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There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]

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