Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Ranked #9 Patient Safety Authority

According to Agilience, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is ranked #9 as a patient safety authority. Agilience “combines topic relevancy and peer recognition” to rank top authorities in about 10,000 topics. “It is a great honor to be recognized as an authority on patient safety,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive … Continue reading

Podcast on Risk of Blood Clots after Cesarean Delivery Now Available

“Risk of Blood Clots After Cesarean Delivery,” a podcast about the increasing risk of blood clots after cesarean delivery, is now available at the Physician-Patient Alliance For Heath & Safety YouTube channel at On iTunes, the podcast is available at In the podcast, Peter Cherouny, MD (Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, … Continue reading

What Did Joan Rivers Die From?

Reports WomensHealth: As more details emerge about Joan Rivers’ death, one thing is clear: It could have been prevented. When it comes to elective surgery, even famous people – who have access to the best – aren’t immune to complications … One lesson we can learn from this tragedy is to think – more than … Continue reading

Healthcare Leaders to Meet on Respiratory Compromise To Improve Patient Safety and Save Lives

Respiratory compromise is the second-most frequently occurring preventable patient safety issue and causes higher mortality rates, longer hospital and ICU stays, and millions of healthcare dollars every single year. It is the third most rapidly increasing hospital inpatient cost in the United States. Respiratory compromise consists of respiratory insufficiency, distress, arrest, and failure. In a … Continue reading

New Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots In Stroke Patients

Health Expert Panel Encourage Use of Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations to Reduce Adverse Events and Save Lives The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is pleased to announce the release of safety recommendations targeting the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in stroke patients. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., with 800,000 … Continue reading

Recommendations for Reducing Death and Disability among Stroke Victims to be released at International Stroke Conference 2015

Guidelines Poised to Change Standard of Care for Stroke Treatment and Help Caregivers Lower Incidences of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients To reduce death and disability among stroke victims – and help healthcare providers lower rates of life-threatening venous thromboembolism (VTE) in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients – leading neurological health … Continue reading

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Improves Health Outcomes and Financial Performance Through Continuous Monitoring of Low-acuity Patients

by Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a highly respected comprehensive healthcare facility in the Mid-South region of the United States. Leaders like VUMC lead the way for safer patient care and improved health outcomes. So, when Brian Rothman, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Multispecialty … Continue reading

What Puts More Than Half a Million Lives at Risk Each Year and Costs the US Healthcare System $7.8 Billion Annually?

Join the newest Physician-Patient Alliance Initiative to Reduce the Risk of Respiratory Compromise and Save Lives. By simply signifying your support for reducing the risk of Respiratory Compromise and for saving the lives of patients you can help ensure changes are made If steps had been taken sooner, the lives of countless numbers of patients … Continue reading

What Health Insurers Don’t Want You to Know

In a recent article, “Coding & Billing: 10 Things Insurers Don’t Want You to Know”, Karlene Dittrich, CBCS, lists 10 things health insurers don’t want you to know. These 10 things include: Insurance companies may not be focused on quality care or what’s best for their customers. Insurance companies are required by law to pay … Continue reading

Is Medicine a Stone-Age Industry?

This is the question that I was asking myself today when I read the recent USA today article, “Hospitals lose $8.3 billion using old technology”: U.S. physicians and hospitals are in the digital dark ages when it comes to using the latest mobile devices and Internet services to deliver patient care. As a result, U.S. … Continue reading