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Daily Archives: June 26, 2009

Hidden Malpractice Dangers in EMRs

By |June 26, 2009|Documentation|

Source Medscape
Steven I. Kern, Esq.

An estimated 85,000 medical lawsuits are filed annually, which include those against hospitals and individual physicians. One of the highly-touted benefits of electronic medical records (EMRs) is the potential to help prevent malpractice incidents and medical errors. By providing better documentation, automatically checking for medication errors and drug interactions, providing failsafe systems to track test results and follow-up with patients, EMRs can dramatically reduce the risk of malpractice.

While the benefits of EMRs are far greater than the cons, no road is without stumbling blocks. A physician who is not careful when using the EMR could increase his malpractice liability.

Some of the possible malpractice risks are shown below. (more…)

Chiropractic and Radicular Pain

By |June 26, 2009|Education, Health, Research|

Chiropractic and Radicular Pain

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Our Radiculopathy and Chiropractic Collection

Radiculopathy is characterized by motor and/or sensory changes in the neck and arms, or the legs and feet, which result from extrinsic pressure on the nerve root(s). Chiropractic is very effective in reducing that pressure on the nerve roots (oftern caused by edema), and as the nerve recovers, those down-stream symptoms abate. (more…)