Boston Children's Hospital was without its electronic health record system for close to a week after a hardware issue caused it to shut down.
The system stopped working on Friday afternoon, and clinicians had to turn to paper to track treatment, order tests and receive test results, according to an article at The Boston Globe.
"The hospital clinicians ... immediately pivoted to patient care services that don't rely on electronic health records," hospital spokesman Rob Graham tells the Globe. "Everybody was really reminded that the systems that keep Boston Children's running are people, not just technology."
As of Wednesday the system was fixed and being brought back into working order in phases. Article