While attending high school in his native Puerto Rico, Carlos R. Flores, MD, FACEP, Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, knew he was destined to become a physician.
The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), a branch of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), has recently undertaken a more aggressive approach to investigate and, in some cases, begin disciplinary action against physicians who have failed to update their New York State Physician Profile.
The volume of lawsuits against pediatricians appears to be relatively low. However, the exposure may be substantial because a large portion of lawsuits filed against pediatricians claim the injury includes brain damage. Based on a lifetime of pain, suffering, as well as enormous special damages for medical care and therapies, these suits often translate into a larger monetary exposure.
Since 1915, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been developing and implementing treatment methodologies that signal paradigm shifts in neurological rehabilitation. A strong emphasis on research is pushing the program toward further breakthroughs and, ultimately, brighter prospects for patients.
Beyond routine clinical and lab data analysis concerning prenatal and postpartum obstetrical care, infection-related scenarios and other unexpected complications can arise, posing serious risks and emotionally fraught treatment options to be discussed with patients. Such situations impact the prospective management plan in significant ways.
While providing competent, innovative, accessible and personalized care for patients has always been the focus of any healthcare organization, the recent trend of many institutions has been to widen this focus on wellness to the healthcare providers — namely, their employees.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently renewed its 2002 recommendation that breast cancer prevention drugs be offered to high-risk women who are at low risk for side effects, and it added guidance for clinicians about when to consider prescribing the drugs.
One of the most distressing moments a physician, nurse or other healthcare provider can experience is when learning he or she has been named as a defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Among the first questions posed to defense counsel is how the individual can be dropped from the litigation. How this can be accomplished varies, depending on the stage of the case.
The Joint Commission has recently announced new and revised diagnostic standards for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory healthcare organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services.1
In business for more than a decade, American Access Care of the Bronx offers convenience, comfort and quality medical care for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), varicose veins and dialysis-related needs.
At Nyack Hospital, a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, therapists and other professionals works together to perform advanced procedures and provide excellent care so joint replacement recipients can resume their active lives.
Chronic pain is a significant, costly health problem in America that impacts the workplace. An employee with chronic pain suffers from a persistent condition that can last for weeks, months or even years. Its causes and treatments are numerous. Depression is also often associated with chronic pain and may need to be treated as a separate, but related, condition.
Even before the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the board of governors at Lawrence Hospital Center had established a plan for restructuring the face of health care in the hospital’s surrounding area.
Can a medical facility be liable for a deliberate breach of patient confidentiality by a low-level employee? The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, recently ruled that a private medical clinic could not be held liable for the disclosure of confidential medical information by a nurse found to have acted outside the scope of her employment.
Now in its 15th year, Central Medical Services of Westrock, PC provides occupational and environmental medicine services to patients, unions and businesses throughout New York, specializing in the nuances and complexities of workers’ compensation.
Simone Healthcare Development understands the changes impacting physicians and healthcare executives, making this healthcare real estate firm an excellent strategic partner for medical organizations as they build, repurpose and grow.
What if you have an employee who is on a medical leave of absence and unable to provide a return-to-work date? Do employers have to hold the position open in case the employee might be able to resume his or her duties sometime in the future? In New York, the answer may depend on whether the employee works in New York City.