An EHR outage can greatly impact a hospital’s operations, so it is important to have a plan in place to avoid performance degradations proactively as well as fix them reactively. This article explores a ten day EMR outage that occurred at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado and the lessons learned:
If your hospital has deployed an electronic health record (EHR) system, you probably have a contingency plan in the event of a system outage. After all, computing systems go down, and when an EHR system is not working, it affects nearly every aspect of a hospital’s operations, from patient care to admissions to finance to supply chain and more.
Check out the full post, Be Prepared: Lessons from an Extended Outage of a Hospital’s EHR System, from Healthcare Informatics.