Martin Health System suffers EHR outage

Yet another hospital has suffered a crash of its electronic health record system, this time Stuart, Fla.-based Martin Health System, which incurred a hardware failure, reported. The hospital was without its EHR network for two days; during that time it reverted to paper and brought on additional clinical and administrative staff to help out. The hospital acknowledged that scheduling and services such as meals were adversely affected, but claimed that patient care was not impacted. There is no indication of the cause of the hardware failure. The outage affected all three hospitals in the system. Article

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