Physician Burnout Becomes a National Epidemic

Medical errors continue to occur in this country at an alarming rate. In fact, studies show that up to 200,000 fatalities are caused by medical errors each year. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that physician burnout is responsible for a significant percentage of these fatalities. The study, published in the » Read More

How Glove Perforations Contaminate Surgical Instruments

When preparing for a surgical procedure, one of the most important steps that medical professionals must take is to ensure that the surgical instruments being used have been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. However, many surgical instruments have sharp edges, blades, or points that can easily perforate a latex glove. As a result, the instrument can » Read More

Surgical Errors Involving Medical Machines  

Medical errors happen more often than you might think. In fact, it has been reported that medical errors are the third biggest killer in the United States. Over the years, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), including systems that can identify heart-attack risks and others that can recognize certain types of cancer, have helped dramatically reduce » Read More

Unsecured Medical Records Pose Serious Health Risks for Patients

Researchers at the University of California have discovered that hospitals may be vulnerable to computer hackers who can remotely access medical record systems and modify test results. These attacks can have a significant impact on patient safety, as well as the medical infrastructure of the United States. Unfortunately, according to the team of physicians and » Read More

How Medical Device Manufacturers Respond to Defective Products

Researchers from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management conducted a study recently that looked at how medical device manufacturers handle product recalls if a product or device is defective. The results of the study found that managers often rely on customers, including physicians and other » Read More