Comment: Obamacare requires detailed, tedious, mind-numbing “electronic paperwork” in the form of EHRs (Electronic Health Records). The time doctors and nurses are burning up typing useless information into EHRs has left them practicing distracted medicine, with less time to listen to their actual patients. In Dallas, with Ebola, the result was nearly a national catastrophe.
“Authorities at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas first said they had “thoroughly reviewed the chain of events” and blamed a flawed computer system for hospital staff’s failure to recognize that Liberian native Thomas Eric Duncan was at high risk for the deadly disease.”
“Late Friday – 24 hours after releasing the details in “in the interest of transparency” – the hospital modified its original explanation of what had happened. Revising the earlier account, officials said that Duncan’s travel history was visible to all in the hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system.”
““There was no flaw in the EHR in the way the physician and nursing portions interacted related to this event,” the hospital said in a written statement.“
Dallas hospital retracts explanation for missed Ebola diagnosis
By Jason Sickles, Yahoo October 4, 2014 Yahoo News