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An Open Letter to Senator Maureen Walsh

Dear Senator Walsh,

I am a Nurse. This morning I was greeted by a headline that read,

“Senator states that nurses ‘probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day’ in amending rest breaks bill” 1,231 more words

Nurse Burnout And Injury

New Rules Will Ease Patients’ Access To Electronic Medical Records, Senate Panel Says

The chairman of the Senate health committee on Tuesday backed new federal regulations to remove roadblocks patients can face in obtaining copies of their electronic medical records. 901 more words

Cost And Quality

FDA Chief Calls For Stricter Scrutiny Of Electronic Health Records

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries and other safety problems over the past decade. 721 more words

Cost And Quality

Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. 10,267 more words

Cost And Quality

By Derek Eastwood

The third leading cause of death in the United States — medical errors, claim 251,000  lives every year. When you break this figure down it is really shocking as it is the equivalent of almost 700 deaths per day and 9.5% of total deaths every year. 62 more words

Healthy Living

Exonerated man testifies for forensic science bill

A bill to help people wrongfully convicted by flawed forensic science is under consideration in Virginia, helped by a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. 43 more words

American Academy Of Forensic Science