The healthcare system in Maryland has been provided another opportunity for improvement. Two separate pieces of landmark legislation have arrived on the desk of Governor Hogan for his consideration. New Prescription Drug Affordability Board The outlandish costs of prescription drugs for Maryland residents is addressed by this first bill. It is designed to draw down…

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You’ve probably heard of distracted driving. However, the term “distracted doctoring” may be a brand new concept to you. Like any Professional, Employee or Worker, Doctors may become distracted by the mobile devices they carry. Smartphones can jeopardize the safety and health of their patients. Even though these devices provide much more efficient communication and…

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Sepsis is a dangerous condition that requires urgent attention. Too often, the condition is not diagnosed and treated with urgency. Many medical malpractice lawsuits occur in the state of Maryland due to the inability to properly treat or manage a septic patient. Maryland hospitals receive year. Throughout the United States, about 250,000 deaths occur each…

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The vast majority of medical practices and hospitals have incorporated a system of electronic health records into their healthcare processes. These systems have become essential in our modern healthcare environment. However, there are potential problems within the system that can lead to medical malpractice. The problem of alert saturation Whenever new technology is implemented for…

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The birth process is nothing short of a miracle, and doctors and medical staff are there to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. Babies are especially vulnerable during birth and delivery. Carelessness with medical instruments or perhaps too much force applied to an arm or leg during delivery could result in a lifetime…

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According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error. This makes it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Further, approximately seven million patients are affected by preventable medication errors each year, with a cost of nearly $21 billion annually. Medication errors…

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We trust our doctors to make decisions about our health that can have long-lasting consequences. It is reasonable to assume that doctors intend to help and heal people who are sick and wounded. However, after the long and rigorous years of medical school and in many cases accumulated student debt, most doctors also want their…

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As a woman goes through the labor and delivery process, at times the baby requires a little help to make it through the birth canal. In fact, about three percent of all vaginal deliveries in the U.S. involve some sort of assistance provided to facilitate delivery. A delivery that is excessively prolonged can prove dangerous…

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