hospitals

More Than 80 Percent of Hospital Errors Go Unreported
The government tracks medical errors to inform the public what hospitals provide the best service and to determine future funding, but a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services finds about 86 percent of hospital errors go unreported by employees.
New York Hospital Using Palm Scans for Patient Check-Ins
Checking in at New York University’s Langone Medical Center now has a high-tech twist. Instead of paperwork, the hospital is using a palm-scanner to trace the unique vein patterns in patients’ hands.
Made by Fujitsu, the scanners use near-infrared waves to take an image of the veins in a person’s pal…