After issuing conflicting information on flaws in its Epic electronic health records system that may have contributed to initially misdiagnosing Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, Texas Health Resources (THR) has again clarified changes made to the EHR.
THR originally acknowledged that the attending physician at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas did not know that Duncan had traveled to the United States from Liberia. In an Oct. 2 statement, the organization said: Protocols were followed by both the physician and the nurses. However, we have identified a flaw in the way the physician and nursing portions of our electronic health records interacted in this specific case. In our electronic health records, there are separate physician and nursing workflows.
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