Scott Wolf, Grace Century?s CEO, commented on the recent shutdown of Boston Children?s Hospital EMR, “This is exactly why the only answer, like our project with The Quantum Group, is cloud-based EMR. It just doesn?t make any sense to do it any other way?not economically, functionality, or in efficiency.”
Boston Children?s emerges from electronic records shutdown
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Digital imaging, patient registration, and scheduling were unaffected by the hardware issue.
By Felice J. Freyer GLOBE STAFF
Boston Children?s Hospital was returning to 21st century normality Wednesday after several days functioning without a mainstay of modern medicine ? its electronic records system.
A hardware issue related to storage shut the system down Friday afternoon, forcing clinicians to rely on paper and shoe leather to track treatment, order tests, and drugs, and receive test results. Digital imaging, patient registration, and scheduling were unaffected.