Thursday, July 12, 2012

The digital ball and chain

A small fire/explosion has taken out the electronic systems in the hospital. Digital records, booking systems, email and the internal website are completely inaccessible and no one knows quite when the system will come back on line. Needless to say it is chaos.

It has me wondering if the electronic systems are worth it. If our systems are so easily and completely disrupted, are they worth convenience? All the news reports proudly exclaim that patient care is not affected. I admire their (whoever they are) optimism. 

Month 2 of headache.

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