Malfunctioning EMR Systems Can be Harmful to Your Health

Federal officials expect to spend up to $27 billion in stimulus money over the decade to help doctors and hospitals purchase [EMR] systems… But in October 2009, [Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)] wrote to 10 manufacturers, asking them to report problems with what he termed “faulty software.” Grassley said some health care providers told him that, in some cases, software was producing “incorrect medication dosages because it miscalculated body weights by interchanging kilograms and pounds.”

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  1. Vicki says:

    This is serious.

  2. Bruce says:

    These are the systems the Obama administration wants to force on the entire health care system. What’s wrong with this picture?

  3. Tom H. says:

    Bruce: what’s wrong with this picture is the federal government trying to tell everbody in America what to do.