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November 2014

The Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

Alarms still top the list, but with a new emphasis.

Published: November 25, 2014

ASC Administrator Claims Docs Forced Her Out After She Investigated Claims of Sexual Harassment Against Them

Lawsuit alleges doctors retaliated against administrator after she investigated employee claims of sexual harassment.

Published: November 25, 2014

FDA Recommends Black Box Warning for Power Morcellators

Agency says morcellation may spread unsuspected cancer.

Published: November 24, 2014

California Pain Doc Settles Fraudulent Billing Charges for $1.2M

Whistleblower lawsuit uncovered the upcoding of medical services.

Published: November 24, 2014

Alabama Hospital Files Suit to Halt Construction of Competitor's ASC

Medical center claims that competing hospital took too long to start project after obtaining certificate of need in 2009.

Published: November 21, 2014

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October 2014

Don't Wait to Register for ASC-8

Only 1 in 5 Medicare-certified ASCs are ready to report flu vaccination data.

Published: October 31, 2014

Check Out This Slideshow From OR Excellence

The learning and fun never stopped in the Big Easy.

Published: October 31, 2014

Is Joan Rivers's Daughter Suing Endoscopy Clinic for Wrongful Death?

Melissa Rivers hires high-profile attorneys, will likely file multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

Published: October 30, 2014

Do You Recommend Prehab to Your Patients?

Study: Patients who follow pre-surgery program have an edge on rehab-only patients.

Published: October 29, 2014

How to Handle Ebola Biohazardous Waste

Group of organizations releases 5 recommendations on Ebola waste sterilization.

Published: October 29, 2014

» Read all news items from October 2014

September 2014

Daytime is Best for Lap Choles

Overnight, they're more likely to convert to open cases.

Published: September 30, 2014

Can We Predict the Quality of Recovery?

Researchers explore the cellular basis for post-surgical healing.

Published: September 26, 2014

Patient Sues, But Facility, Physicians Not Liable for Tooth Loss

Patient had poor dental health and clenched on bite block after procedure.

Published: September 25, 2014

No One Noticed and No Alarms Sounded When Tourniquet Deflated

Lawsuit: Bolus dose of lidocaine caused patient to code on OR table.

Published: September 25, 2014

Medical Assistant Sues Anesthesia Group for Firing Her for Being Muslim

Employer denies allegations, cites failure to report missing Demerol as reason for firing.

Published: September 24, 2014

» Read all news items from September 2014

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