Morning Headlines 1/26/23
Computer problems slow Spokane VA after Defense Department update to electronic health record system
An update to the VA’s Oracle Cerner system caused a temporary “system degradation” that resulted in lag time for users in between clicks and screen advancement.
Digitisation of health service is being impeded by ‘bad actors’, former department head says
In Ireland, Health Service Executive Director Martin Curley resigns after four years, citing a lack of vision amongst his peers to implement a national EHR, despite funding being available for the past three years.
St. Margaret’s Health in Peru closing temporarily due to financial reasons
St. Margaret’s Health (IL) closes temporarily, citing financial hardship that some have attributed to a 2021 cyberattck that led to a slowdown in billing and payment processes.