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An Academic Medical Center's Response to Widespread Computer Failure

Genes, N., Chary, M., and Chason K. (2013). An Academic Medical Center's Response to Widespread Computer Failure. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 8(2):145-50.

The authors describe the disruption of the computer systems at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City on a single day, the hospital's response to the event, and subsequent modifications to emergency plans incorporating lessons learned. They found that departments that utilized a combination of electronic and paper systems were impacted less than the Emergency Department, which was completely reliant on electronic medical records.
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