Thousands of BC Children’s Hospital ultrasound tests affected by technical glitch

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2018 01 18 – Click to read full article

ROOT CAUSE: an automated feed that forwarded the radiology results to doctors was disabled for 11 months when a new system came into effect last February

IMPACT: radiologists at the hospital must do a retrospective medical chart review for thousands of cases to find out if the error delayed and impaired the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for any children who had ultrasounds at Children’s Hospital

FOLLOW UP: Once the investigation into all the patient files has been completed, a quality assurance review … will take place [understand] how and why the glitch occurred and how to prevent it from happening again