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EHR shutdown forces docs at Boston Children's to rely on paper records

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Boston Children's Hospital shut down its EHR system on Friday because of a hardware problem, but it announced on Wednesday that the system had been repaired and was being returned in phases. During the shutdown, staff members were forced to rely on paper communications to order diagnostic tests, monitor treatments and receive test results. According to hospital spokesman Rob Graham, most patients didn't notice the problem since the hospital has a contingency plan in place. Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The (03/25)


CMS releases draft rule for MU stage 3

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2015

Obama outlines new health care cost containment initiative

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Report shows cost efficiency of switching to electronic transactions

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

EHR certifiers oppose "in-the-field surveillance"

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Report shows almost all athenahealth EHR users demonstrated stage 2 MU

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Providers, users see benefits to health apps

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 25, 2015

Humana's companies to help providers with population health programs

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Ore. joins other states in probing Premera breach

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 25, 2015

Honeywell creates platform for post-care monitoring of patients

Health IT SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015


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