COVID-19

How Patient Care Suffered During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic stressed our healthcare system in ways that go beyond overcrowded ICUs and lack of personal protection equipment (PPE). As doctors, nurses, and even medical students and residents were forced into roles they were not really prepared for, there have been lags in patient care that have, in some cases, even been deadly. […]

Close to Half of Indiana COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes

Nearly 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Indiana occurred in the state’s nursing homes. As of May 25, more than 1,800 Indiana residents had died from COVID-19. About 47 percent of those were nursing home residents. In fact, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, the numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in […]

Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and also when we are likely to see more motorcycling activity in Indiana. As COVID-19 restrictions across the state are eased, there is likely to also be more traffic on the streets over the next few weeks and motorcyclists must bear that in mind. Motorcycling during a pandemic has […]

Use of Telemedicine Increases, But Risks Remain

The use of telemedicine or telehealth services in Indiana has increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions about medical negligence, errors or malpractice, however, continue to linger. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication to address a patient’s medical concerns. Indiana has a robust telemedicine network, which has been in place way before the COVID-19 pandemic […]