Medical Malpractice and Information Technology: Users Need to Be Cautious
The Joint Commission, a medical safety commission, issued an alert for the safe use of technology in a healthcare setting in June. Their alert centered around safely using technology when ordering tests and medications for patients.
Technology is only as good as the humans that use it. The alert addressed the following issues:
- Performing tests on the correct patient
- Selecting the appropriate delivery method for medications (for example, intravenous or injection)
- Notating medications or test orders for the correct patient
If you suspect that you or your loved one was injured as the the result of:
- Not having a test or procedure that was ordered by the doctor
- Receiving incorrect medication or not receiving the correct medication
- Receiving medication in a different manner from which your doctor described
Medical malpractice in the state of Connecticut requires significant, permanent injury to the patient. Find out if you have a medical malpractice case.