Focus: Technology

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

Lessons from the Ebola crisis

Healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about creating effective care environments that allow for the safe treatment of patients with EVD and other infectious diseases.

Sign up and start learning today

Virus sends N.Y. healthcare facility back to paper systems

April 19, 2017

A computer virus at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and its long-term care facility caused an electronic health record (EHR) outage, according to an article on the EHR Intelligence website.

The Buffalo hospital has secure back-up storage in place for all patient records, financial information, and human resource records to ensure no data will be permanently lost, the article said.

During the outage, all patient admissions, prescription writing and other tasks must be completed by hand.

ECMC also issued laptops to allow staff members to communicate and complete specific daily tasks electronically.

Read the article.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage

Share:

Topic Area: Information Technology


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Cost of medihotel challenged


West Australian minister demands business case for the viability and sustainability of the project

8/16/2017

Oxford hospital closes trauma unit over cladding safety fears


John Radcliffe hospital is the first to have to transfer patients to other buildings after Grenfell Tower fire

8/16/2017

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Life Safety Q&A: Un-sprinklered high-rise hospitals


Brad Keyes discusses un-sprinklered high-rise hospitals

8/16/2017

Blog / Focus: Security

Hospital security is like an onion


Each layer – from the property perimeter to the innermost highly-sensitive areas – presents its own set of challenges that need to be addressed

8/16/2017

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Building energy modeling can help build an HVAC plan


Modeling systems can help facilities reach optimal efficiency

8/16/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.