Tag Archives: Patient

Valley Health System seeks better patient, record matching

With population health management supported with analytics becoming a top priority for many healthcare organizations, so is the need to collect data and clean it of duplicate information to better identify and manage patients across all settings of care. That is the impetus for Valley Health System in Ridgewood, N.J., which has selected enterprise identification… Read More »

A patient sues when a DNR is ignored

A New Mexico woman, suffering from Dercum’s disease (adiposis dolorosa) which causes painful fatty tumors, is suing a Santa Fe hospital and an emergency physician claiming she was the victim of two negligent acts in 2016. One, according to the Albuquerque Journal, she told hospital personnel she was allergic to Dilaudid but went into cardiac arrest… Read More »

How Montreal surgeons took apart and pieced back together the skull of a young hydrocephalus patient

On Nov. 5, a pediatric team led by Dr. Alexander Weil and Dr. Daniel Borsuk performed a 12-hour operation on a two-year-old girl with hydrocephalus at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine hospital. They cut into the child’s scalp from ear to ear, removed her skull in pieces, drained nearly two litres of fluid from her brain and… Read More »