I received this today. I have been writing on healthcare information technology problems for 20 years, on this site since 2004 and others since the late 1990s.
This eClinicalWorks EHR story is the worst-case scenario: bad health IT, and vendor cheating in the (already weak) “certification” process to get the EHR to market without consideration of the severe harms that could result, Ford Pinto-style.
This type of scenario is not what the pioneers intended, and is an example of how some in the healthcare information technology industry may have less of the altruism and responsibility that clinicians feel towards the medical mission.
Settlement information is here: https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/eclinicalworks-pay-155-million-settle-suit-alleging-it-faked-meaningful-use-certification
WHISTLEBLOWER tonight on CBS at 9 pm: Brendan Delaney and Electronic Medical Records
Tune in tonight to hear Brendan Delaney’s Medical Records Whistleblower story – with Stowe Vermont Gables Inn’s Randy Stern, Phillips and Cohen LLP’s Colette Matzzie, and Ass’t US Attorney, VT Owen Foster’s help telling the story.
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https://lnkd.in/deaCH2k for a clip.
Thanks to all of you who have made our telling of this important story possible.
And to Alex Ferrer our host and Alex, Susan Zirinsky and Ted Eccles our EP’s
Ron Hill our DP! And
Editors: Maria Barrow, David Spungen and Greg Kaplan.
Team Medical Records: Chiara Norbitz, Peter Bull and Marty Spanninger
Addendum 8/20/2018: The entire program is now available via streaming at: