This harrowing five-part story adapted from ‘The Digital Doctor’ by Robert Wachter describes a near disaster due to a medication error augmented by a high-quality hospital’s Electronic Health Record. It starkly reveals the risks of medical care in the digital age. Too much system noise and overwhelmed caregivers make even routine decisions and tasks take on a high level of risk.
Vigilance is required at every turn. If you feel that you are overwhelmed managing a hospital episode for yourself or a loved one, or in keeping track of the complex facts of your medical care, we can help.