ED computer system a risk to patients: experts

A REVIEW has found the computer system that runs emergency departments in hospitals throughout NSW is crippled by design flaws and is compromising patient care.

The review found the FirstNet system allowed treatment details and test results to be assigned inadvertently to the wrong patient, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The review by Professor Jon Patrick, director of the University of Sydney's Health Information Technologies Research Laboratory, is based on a technical study of the software and interviews with directors of seven Sydney emergency departments.

The review revealed that

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