Medical errors account for around 250,000 deaths each year across the nation. Most of those errors are preventable. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, an error in medication, or failure to diagnose a medical condition, patients should not have to worry about serious injury or death related to these preventable errors. New technology is being developed that could significantly reduce errors made by medical professionals.
Artificial intelligence can protect patients
Technology is always advancing, and AI is being used in many fields to reduce human error. Now, a company called MedAware has developed a system that uses AI to reduce errors in medications by using an algorithm to find potential problems as information is entered into the system. It can find mistakes in prescribed medicines based on dosage, contraindications, and patient information.
How it works
The MedAware system has already been implemented in some hospitals around the nation. It acts as a check point to verify information before medications are dispensed to the patient. Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States and they lead to as many as 40% of patients being harmed during medical treatment. This system can reduce mistakes made by health care providers by using machine learning and pattern recognition technology to find human errors.
Medical malpractice due to errors by health care providers can lead to serious injuries or even death. These errors can also result in unexpected costs related to medical bills, physical therapy and lost wages. When these errors cause death of a loved one, families are not only emotionally devastated but are also left dealing with unexpected funeral costs. An attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases can provide legal advice for anyone in Texas who has experienced a serious injury or the loss of a loved one as result of medical errors related to misdiagnosis, prescription errors and other negligence on the part of the health care provider.