Misuse of Technology a Growing Problem for Medical Profession

By | Medical Malpractice

Recent technology has done wonders for the health care profession. Computers, smartphones and other devices have helped reduce medical errors by providing medical professionals with instant access to patient information, prescription details and case studies. But what happens when technology comes between a doctor and his or her patient? In the age of iPhones, Facebook and instant messaging, the potentially dangerous phenomenon called “distracted doctoring” has opened the door for medical malpractice lawsuits and is becoming a growing concern for the medical profession. Recent data suggests that the problem of distracted doctoring is even more widespread than researchers suspected. A…

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