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Colorado hospital faces lawsuit from dozens of patients over ‘severe infections’ causing at least 1 death: report

Dozens of people sued Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver on Saturday, a year after the Colorado hospital said reported “breaches” in sterilization procedures involving surgical instruments may have put patients at risk of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Many of the 67 patients and 20 spouses who filed the lawsuit have said the infections they suffered led to serious pain.… Read More »

ONC, CMS proposed rules continue to come under fire from stakeholders

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should scrap their proposed rules on interoperability and start over. That’s the contention of the Health Innovation Alliance (formerly Health IT Now), a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers. Earlier this year, ONC issued a… Read More »

What happens to your body from 30

There are certain ages that are what I like to call “coming-of-age” ages. For example, at 13 — you’ve officially entered the echelons of teen angst and have left behind childhood innocence (at least that’s how it worked in my day). At 18 — the door to (legally) drinking, driving, and voting opens wide, and… Read More »