Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Technology Hazards
It is no secret hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. That also crosses over to the diagnosing and managing health care. The ECRI Group issued a list of the top ten health technologies where things can go wrong.
- Endoscope reprocessing. Endoscopes are difficult to disinfect. This creates a heightened risk for infection.
- Missed alarms. Whether fall alarms or monitors, there are many reasons an alarm can be missed.
- Opioid postoperative management.
- Inadequate telemetry monitoring of patients.
- Education or training for clinicians.
- IT issues
- Injection practices
- Mechanical failures of gamma cameras
- Medical devices and USB ports
While advancements in medical technology can be very positive, there are times when technology has not caught up with practice. If you question the care you or a loved one have received that resulted in permanent injury (including death), find out if you have a medical malpractice case.