Monday, October 6, 2014

Hsieh Forbes Post: Did Bad EHR Lead to Ebola Patient Being Sent Home

My latest quick post for Forbes, "Did Bad EHR Software Lead to Ebola Patient Being Sent Home?"

Short answer: Maybe, maybe not.  The Dallas hospital first said "yes", then "no".

Thanks to Monica Hughes for allowing me to quote her and Dr. Matthew Bowdish for first bringing this story to my attention.

Related: "The Eyes of Big Medicine: Electronic Medical Records" (PJ Media, 8/18/2013) and "Can You Trust What's In Your Electronic Medical Record?" (Forbes, 2/24/2014)