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Epic Systems growth expected to continue

A local paper reports that Epic’s employee base has grown to 9,400, increasing by 1,400 in the past year.

Patients given just hours warning to attend hospital after problems plague new IT system

In England, an estimated 20,000 patients at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have erroneous data in their medical records and appointment waitlists jumped from 40,000 to 60,000 patients as a result of a troubled CSC Lorenzo EHR migration.

How Denmark Dumped Medical Malpractice and Improved Patient Safety

ProPublica analyzes the results of Denmark’s decision to eliminate malpractice suits, replacing them with a government-run claims program that pays patients when they are harmed, but also collects the details of their case and uses it to improve the overall care delivery system.

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