Infant death generates calls for action on HIT errors

The tragic death of a baby in a Chicago hospital has again drawn attention to the potential of automated systems to generate the kinds of errors they're designed to prevent, reports the Chicago Tribune this week. Installation of electronic medical records and computerized systems show great promise to improve access to vast amounts of information tucked away in paper files and to meaningfully improve medical care. But with the potential benefits come some big potential problems. --Read the full story at FierceHealthIT

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