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    SWMC hits national health care press

    Looks like our little hospital is getting national attention.
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    I want my taxes back!!
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    Looks like our little hospital is getting national attention.
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    Regurgitation of PD Smear is in a blog not national press

    First off, the reference you cited is far from national press. It is the blog of an unpublished attorney that is two days old; mysteriously timed to coincide with the negotiation of this shakedown lawsuit. It contains absolutely no information beyond repetition of the irresponsible breach of journalistic ethics that was the PD coverage of a lawsuit, which I wrote about here.

    As for getting your "tax dollars back" perhaps you might first get your understanding of the facts back.

    We pay THE SAME taxes for an open hospital with an emergency room or a closed one.

    On behalf of my family, myself, and my tens of thousands of neighbors, my preference is to pay taxes for one that stays open.

    Second, our tax dollars have funded less than 10% of the cost of reopening and sustaining this hospital. Dan Smith and Joan Marler have funded 80% of this cost.

    They deserve our appreciation, not baseless accusations and regurgitating the claims of extortionist lawsuits.
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    Re: Regurgitation of PD Smear is in a blog not national press

    I generally don't believe stuff I read on blogs either. I should check out your post about ethics.

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    And I heard Foundation representatives promise over and over that "it would not cost the taxpayers a dime" to reopen the hospital. Now you're saying it was 10 percent? Why don't you write about that?

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    Second, our tax dollars have funded less than 10% of the cost of reopening and sustaining this hospital...
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    I don't know any of the players involved nor do I use their services, but it seems very near sighted to look at the problems with the EHR [Electronic Health Records] system and say this is an outlier. It's not. Since the requirement that EHR systems be used there have been numerous hospitals and doctors who have run into exactly the same problems we are seeing here. Medical databases can be quite large and complicated and if you aren't being careful, problems crop up. And because they are tracking potential life threatening information, the consequences of bugs can be huge. This is an industry problem. Not a local problem. Yes maybe mixing the money for the hospital with the testing of this system was a bad idea, but it's not unusual to see these kind of problems. Many don't crop up until you are in a live situation.

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    Yes, but those are proven systems with a successful track record. Those glitches are generally and educational thing, not software glitches.
    This is a system that might not be able to interface with anything else on the market. And from what I understand, the billing software has put them behind financially because it has not worked as advertised.

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    I don't know any of the players involved nor do I use their services, but it seems very near sighted to look at the problems with the EHR [Electronic Health Records] system and say this is an outlier. It's not. Since the requirement that EHR systems be used there have been numerous hospitals and doctors who have run into exactly the same problems we are seeing here. ...
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    They may seem "proven" but there are also a lot of lawsuits because of problems in these systems. This is a relatively young industry.

    Jessica

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    Yes, but those are proven systems with a successful track record. Those glitches are generally and educational thing, not software glitches.
    This is a system that might not be able to interface with anything else on the market. And from what I understand, the billing software has put them behind financially because it has not worked as advertised.
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