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Doctors criticise patient information database for being slow and crashing easily

Doctors say hospitals and healthcare centres use programmes that are slow, crash easily and even put patients at risk. Patient information databases used in hospitals and healthcare centres are difficult: slow, crashing easily and complicated to use. So claims a study by the Finnish Medical Association, Aalto University, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, published in the most recent edition of the Finnish Medical Journal.

10.12.2014 10:47

About 3,500 doctors were involved in the study. The most critical respondents were hospital doctors, who give the system an average grade of 6.5 out of 10. Doctors working at health centres gave a similar score.

"The average score was 6.6 in 2010, the same as it is this year," says Jarmo Reponen, a professor at Oulu University involved in conducting the study. "Doctors are critical." One in five doctors felt the true score was a 4 or 5.

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