Doctors revert to pen and paper after electronic medical record glitch hits hospitals

AMA Queensland president Maria Boulton says the state's health system is under strain.
Australian Associated Press
AMA Queensland president Dr Maria Boulton.

Doctors were back to using paper and pen after a glitch meant digital patient records at Queensland’s public hospitals were down for nine hours.

Up to 24 hospitals across the state are believed to have been hit by the integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) outage which started early on Wednesday.