In Australia, doctors at Port August Hospital write a letter to the CEO demanding that its $315 million Allscripts system be shut down, outlining 37 problems including a number of patient safety issues.
HIMSS tells the story of Kevin Phillips, a homeless veteran that was invited to attend the conference and participate in the Veterans Career Services program, but got stranded in Chicago on a layover and, with no money to rectify the problems he was facing there, began walking back home to Fort Wayne, IN. Local police found the man and helped him continue his journey to the conference.
GE announces that its Centricity Practice Solution has been chosen as the official EHR of the 2016 Olympics. Clinicians working the event will use the software to document and coordinate care for athletes.
Americans rank last among 18 industrialized nations for technical problem-solving skills in the workforce.