Oy. The people running South Shore Hospital in Massachusetts must have had a bad day. On July 19, the hospital reported that back-up computer files containing personal, health and financial information on 800,000 people may have been lost.
Electronic record systems have been a boon to the U.S. economy and are poised to help improve medical care in many ways. There are promises of better health care, less error and lower cost. But, like everything else, it comes with potential problems too. Dr. Dan Siegel explains more about it on the Getting Better Health Care radio program