Morning Headlines 3/17/23
Senators threaten consequences after VA confirms 4 deaths tied to computer system tested in Spokane
VA officials testify before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that its Oracle Cerner system has been linked to six incidents of severe patient harm, including four deaths.
Zus Health Closes Financing, Signs Partnership with Elation Health, to Accelerate Growth of its Data Service to Provide Connective Tissue for Healthcare
Interoperability platform vendor Zus Health raises $40 million in funding and announces that EHR vendor Elation Health will integrate Zus Aggregated Profile to allow clinicians to view expanded records.
SpectrumAi Secures up to $20M Series A Investment
SpectrumAi, a healthcare IT company focused on autism care, closes a Series A funding round of up to $20 million.
Electronic Health Record Modernization:VA Needs to Address Change Management Challenges, User Satisfaction, and System Issues
A new report from the US Government Accountability Office recommends that the VA address change management, user satisfaction, system trouble ticket, and independent operational assessment deficiencies within its EHRM program.
I think you're referring to this: https://www.wired.com/2015/03/how-technology-led-a-hospital-to-give-a-patient-38-times-his-dosage/ It's a fascinating example of the swiss cheese effect, and should be required…