Patient Safety

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Position Paper calls for improved lung testing technologies and clinical procedures

An insightful Position Paper published by the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) coinciding with the American Thoracic Society’s annual conference [ATS 2021] recognizes the need for improved technologies and procedures to measure lung dynamics and function that can be safely sustained during pandemics. 

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Malpractice, Patient Safety

Malpractice Cases Likely to Rise Post-COVID Due to Delayed Diagnosis

At the recent Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference held virtually from April 13-14, 2021, Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS)) predicted that malpractice cases will likely rise post-COVID due to delayed diagnosis.

Presenting with Mr. Wong were:

  • Naresh M. Punjabi, MD, PhD (Mary Jane and Lino Sertel Professor of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine) 
  • Jason P. Kirkness, Ph.D. (Medicine), ATSF (Drug/Device Discovery and Development Committee, American Thoracic Society; VP Medical and Clinical Affairs, 4DMedical)

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Blood Clots

Reducing Hospital Readmissions

At the recent Crittenden Medical Conference which took place from March 30-April 1, 2014, essential factors for reducing hospital readmissions for the prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (“VTE” or commonly referred to as blood clots) were presented. Read More