News You Can Use – Travel, Masks, Public Health Emergencies and Criminalizing Medical Errors
This months episode of “News you can Use” on Healthcare NOW Radio features news from the month of April 2022.
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This week top of mind is the big increase in travel and the recently renewed Mask Mandate till May 3 – which could mean it expires as this episode goes live. The US renewed the Public Health Emergency and Craig does a great job of explaining why this extension is so important and all the potential impacts that could occur if it were to disappear.
We talk about clinician strikes, clinician pay, and burnout and end revisiting the case of RaDonda Vaught, the former nurse criminally prosecuted and now convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide – essentially the criminalizing of medical errors.
Listen in to hear a detailed breakdown of the system errors, lack of bar codes, limited search capabilities, and why a culture of safety is what we need where the system that allowed this tragic mistake to happen, is changed not where the individual is scapegoated.
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About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
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