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What happens when your medical records are wrong?

Medical scribes are new players on the healthcare scene and some are causing more medical record mistakes

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Guardianships and alternatives in Texas, and why you should plan ahead

Legal guardianship gives a court-appointed adult decision-making authority over a minor or incapacitated adult

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New system provides doctors and nurses instant access to hospital records nationwide

Member hospitals can access records from other member hospitals in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and five other nations

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Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders increase likelihood of ICU death, less overall care

Doctors may mistake a DNR order to mean a patient wants no additional care under any circumstances

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The important reason to always get your medical records and radiology CDs before leaving a hospital

If you go to a new hospital, these records and radiology images can help prevent your new providers from making a dangerous mistake in your health care

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Understanding HIPAA, patient privacy laws, and medical records requests

Federal and Texas laws protect your privacy and rights to your healthcare information

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VA hospital nurse mixes up resuscitation order, patient dies

Same nurse had two prior known problems in monitoring at risk-patients

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What happens when critical lab or radiology results are not communicated to the doctor

Improved hospital staff communication is a National Patient Safety Goal for 2017

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Doctor and physician assistant alter patient's medical record—you won't believe what happened next

Get a complete copy of your medical record before you leave the hospital

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New Texas law will protect patients from hostile do-not-resuscitate/DNR orders

On 4/1/2018, the new law will end the current practice where doctors can secretly enter a DNR order against patient and family wishes

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