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May 2017 Archives

More doctors relying on AI to make diagnoses

Connecticut patients may already know that medical errors are one of the top three causes of death in the United States. However, artificial intelligence, which is being relied on more frequently in medical practices, can reduce the number of medical errors being made. In fact, AI systems have shown that they are just as capable of diagnosing skin cancer or even rare eye conditions as are human specialists.

Virtual connections reduce misdiagnoses

The health care industry has become a complicated network of doctors and specialists. Patients are often required to visit first with their primary doctor and then one or more specialists in order to get a clear diagnosis. This can become a major headache for Connecticut residents who may not have nearby access to specialists. If they cannot reasonably see a specialist, then it is left to their primary care physician to make the best diagnosis possible. This often leads to problems that could be avoided.

Multiple sclerosis diagnoses and treatment difficulties

According to a recent study, patients with multiple sclerosis in Connecticut and the rest of nation have to deal with improper diagnoses as well as ineffective treatments. The nationwide survey, which involved over 5,300 patients and was conducted from Jan. 25, 2017 to March 1, 2017, also found that pain and fatigue are the two symptoms that severely affect the patients' quality of life.

Suing a federal medical facility under the FTCA

Connecticut residents who have been victims of medical malpractice at a facility run by the federal government can file a lawsuit because medical malpractice lawsuits are an exception to the prohibition against suing the government. Such lawsuits can be filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Physicians working in federal hospitals who are independent contractors are not subject to FTCA rules, but doctors who are employees of those facilities are.

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