Navigation Links
Outsourcing Medical Records Risky: Unison

UK's biggest trade union Unison has alleged that medical records of patients that are typed outside the country have many errors that could cost the life of a patient. //Many NHS trusts are outsourcing the work to countries like India to save costs, the union said.

However some typing errors like "hypertension", which means high blood pressure, instead of "hypotension", which means low blood pressure could result in serious problems for patients. Another example cited by the union included "known malignant" instead of "non-malignant" and "urological" instead of "neurological".

"Lives are being put at risk by hospitals desperate to save money. Patients' medical records must be absolutely up to date and accurate. The consequences of typing errors are too frightening to contemplate," Unison general secretary Dave Prentis alleged.

This warning from the union comes even as hospitals around the country are shedding staff in order to save money. Unison said yesterday that patients' medical notes were being sent Philippines and South Africa where the costs are very less. In UK medical secretaries earn between £14,037 and £16,799 compared with around £13,250 in countries like South Africa.

"There are real fears for patients because their health and welfare will be put at risk if this practice continues to grow. The Government has to rethink this latest idea that medical typing can be done at a distance without risking patients' health. It is ridiculous and is a step too far," Mr Prentis said.

Medical records are dictated in England and then sent electronically to other countries where they are transcribed. Reacting to these allegations, the Department of Health said, "We expect the NHS to ensure that all patient information is processed fairly, lawfully and as transparently as possible and we are confident that the NHS shares this aim."

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Outsourcing clinical trials to India
2. Lab Tests And Diagnostics - Next Wave Of Outsourcing
3. GlaxoSmithKline Signs Outsourcing Deal With TCS
4. Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative
5. Outsourcing of UK Hospital Records to India Opposed
6. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
7. Meditation Works Medically
8. Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems
9. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
10. Hypnosis Found To Reduce Stress In Children During Medical Procedures
11. Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Outsourcing Medical Records Risky Unison

(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Advanced boilers are ... least amount of fossil fuels, produce high-capacity power, ... to increased global warming and climate change concerns, ... reduce harmful gas emissions and pollutants coming from ... in the global advance boilers market., The global ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 MarketsandMarkets recently ... [3D Modeling; 3D Scanning; 3D rendering; Layout and ... Analysis (2013 - 2018)”, which analyzes and studies ... North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East ... also draws the competitive landscape of the 3D ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... The Pearland, Texas location of The Little Gym, ... months to 12 years of age that offers everything from ... and Summer Camps, is now under new ownership. , Kevin ... after spending over six years at The Little Gym of ... , Berry has over ten years of experience working with ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com, the distinguished special occasion ... range of gorgeous Quinceanera dresses . ... elegant Quinceanera outfits is huge. Therefore, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com is ... company’s newly released dresses are made according to ... and vivid. , It is worthy of ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Fadhits.com is popular among worldwide women. Its lace wedding ... the company has announced its new selection of elegant ... these outfits are available at discounted prices (from 25 ... is now offering similar discounts for many other wonderful ... other designs for sale, including flower girl dresses, wedding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Little Gym of Pearland, TX Now Under New Ownership and Management 2Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Fadhits.com Announces a Special Offer on Elegant Quinceanera Dresses 2
... second year in a row, the American Red Cross and Pitney ... families around the world this holiday season. This year a million ... military installations and hospitals around the world. , ... , There are many ways you can take ...
... Family, Inc.,(Nasdaq: AFAM ) today announced that ... health license of the Medicare-certified home health agency,formerly operated ... will enable Almost Family to expand its service territory ... , "We are ...
... Grinch! On January 1st, more than 4 million federal employees ... benefits cut by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). , ... altered a plan that millions of federal employees and their ... bothered to notify anyone. Federal employees have only until December ...
... for Tobacco-Free Kids , , ... 24, 2008, approved sweeping smoke-free legislation requiring that indoor ... 100 percent smoke-free. This legislation is a major ... million residents and workers from the deadly effects of ...
... rodents shows the molecules help regulate appetite , , WEDNESDAY, Nov. ... from the Thanksgiving table this year, a molecule produced in ... to register on your brain the impact of the fat ... you feeling full for a while. But, researchers are hoping ...
... (NYSE: BRL ) today confirmed that its ... the patent listed by Anesta in connection with its ... , Barr filed its ... certification for a generic version of Amrix with the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Remember to Send 'Holiday Mail For Heroes' and Thank a Service Member this Thanksgiving 2Health News:Almost Family Announces Acquisition of Kentucky Home Health Certificate of Need 2Health News:Almost Family Announces Acquisition of Kentucky Home Health Certificate of Need 3Health News:Blue Cross/Blue Shield Christmas Gift to Federal Employees: Surprise, We're Cutting Your Benefits!; Patients, Doctors and Health Care Providers Outraged 2Health News:Guatemala's Congress Takes Action to Save Lives By Approving Strong Smoke-free Legislation 2Health News:Guatemala's Congress Takes Action to Save Lives By Approving Strong Smoke-free Legislation 3Health News:Fat-Sensing Hormones Might Fight Obesity 2Health News:Barr Confirms Patent Challenge of Amrix(R) Extended-Release Capsules, 15mg & 30mg 2Health News:Barr Confirms Patent Challenge of Amrix(R) Extended-Release Capsules, 15mg & 30mg 3Health News:Barr Confirms Patent Challenge of Amrix(R) Extended-Release Capsules, 15mg & 30mg 4
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - ... 2013-2019" the global endoscopy devices market was valued at ... grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to ... billion in 2019. Browse the full Endoscopy ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Veran ... company, announced today the positive, cost-effective final ... innovative SPiNPerc™ procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous ... a percutaneous approach to biopsy when a ... patients and physicians experience positive financial outcomes ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 11, 2014 ... Therapies Corp. ("Biotie") to end the option held by ... to commence further development of NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for ... seizures. Over the past year, Biotie has ... Neurelis in preparation for the pivotal clinical work required ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3
... Federal Court of Appeals ruling issued yesterday is reinstating the ... called fen-phen) linked to her death should never have been ... to its pre-approval concerns about potentially lethal side effects. The ... that Federal drug regulations do not preempt Ohio negligence claims, ...
... On August 3, Macquarie University Hospital ... new Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ system, making ... providing dedicated intracranial radiosurgery. MUH and the Australian School ... leading provider of cancer management services, to procure the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Claim That Controversial Diet Drug Redux Should Never Have Been Offered to American People 2U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Claim That Controversial Diet Drug Redux Should Never Have Been Offered to American People 3Treatment with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Introduced to Cancer Patients in Australia 2Treatment with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Introduced to Cancer Patients in Australia 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: