[tz] Epic fail for DST fallback in hospital health records
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Nov 6 18:03:18 UTC 2018
The Epic Systems daylight saving time failure I mentioned three days ago
is also mentioned in a well-written article about important electronic
health records problems that appears in the next issue of The New
Yorker. The article reports the following for last fall's daylight
saving transition in a Partners HealthCare hospital running the Epic
"The only solution was to shut down the lab systems during the repeated
hour. Data from integrated biomedical devices (such as monitoring
equipment for patients’ vital signs) would be unavailable and would have
to be recorded by hand. Fetal monitors in the obstetrics unit would have
to be manually switched off and on at the top of the repeated hour."
Gawande A. Why doctors hate their computers. The New Yorker. 2018-11-12.
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