Legal Issues Facing Health Care Workers on a Daily Basis

Nurses are expected to do more with less, to work long hours, and to deliver high standard of care. Government regulations, state laws and the threat of litigation lingering require that nurses remain knowledgeable of the latest and most current information that affects their clinical practice and be aware of the legal implication of documentation in the medical record regardless whether it is an electronic format or handwritten. Understanding the legal implications of health care is frequently stated Its not if you get sued but when you get sued.There has been an increase in the number of malpractice cases in part, due to an increased awareness of patients' and consumers' rights. Nurses have to bear heavy responsibilities. Failure to fulfill these responsibilities may result in allegations of negligence that can lead to malpractice lawsuits. Allegations of negligence can arise against a nurse from almost any action or failure to act that result in patient injury. This information addresses related laws and regulations, malpractice, and ways of preventing malpractice allegations by defining the relevant issues nurses are facing in health care on a daily basis.
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Putting Healthcare Under A Microscope – Understanding and Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare

HIMSS Learning Center

The device landscape in the healthcare sector is growing exponentially, adding to the complexity of the network, and making it challenging for IT and security personnel to remain compliant and enforce patient safety and privacy. To better understand the complexity of healthcare networks and potential vulnerabilities, Forescout research analyzed 75 healthcare deployments with over 1.5 million devices.
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2021 compendium of innovative health technologies for low resource settings

World Health Organization

The objective of the Compendium is to compile and showcase emerginginnovative health technologies for low-resource settings. WHO performs rapid evidence-based assessments focused on the life cycle of health technology focusing on low-resource settings.
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How Regional Communication Networks Bring Value to Your Health System

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Regional communication networks unite clinicians in hospitals, when transferring between hospitals, and with EMS environments. But are they really as instrumental to clinical, financial, and quality outcomes as some claim? In this webinar, we'll take a look at specific case studies where current communication systems in healthcare break down and the effects of those weak spots. Our learning objectives are for you to:Define what a regional communication network is, and how and when clinicians use them.Learn how a regional communication solution differs from existing communication solutions.Understand where current systems of communication commonly fall apart, and the quality, financial, and patient outcome implications of that.
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Integrating Sensor-Generated Data to Drive Clinical Decision-Making

Digital endpoints offer significant opportunities to improve what we know about patients’ biologic processes and responses, as well as how they feel, function, and survive in both clinical trials and routine clinical care.
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