Medical Malpractice Could Be Limited By Smartphones
According to a recent report from ECRI two of the top 10 patient safety concerns are related to internal communication and the use of technology. Both concerns are often cited in Connecticut medical malpractice cases, and they are “Internal Care Coordination” and “Incorporating Health IT Into Patient Safety Programs.”
To address these concerns many hospitals are turning to smartphone applications that monitor patient vitals 24/7 and incorporate desktop messaging which allows mobilization of patient care more quickly.
As technology continues to be implemented in patient care it is possible that it can get in the way of internal communication and be a potential cause of medical malpractice. If you suspect you or a loved one’s care fell below the standard of care contact our nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan and our doctor/attorney Robert Messey to discuss your case.