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New healthcare platform causing more issues

Doctors call it “worrying, insecure and potentially dangerous”

Tomorrow the new IT system will be rolled out at Rigshospital in Copenhagen (photo: iStock)
November 4th, 2016 4:55 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Denmark’s new healthcare IT system, which has so far been introduced at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, is causing problems not only for doctors at the two hospitals but also to private practitioners and specialists.

The healthcare platform was rolled out this May and has since been criticised for creating chaos in patients’ medical records.

Several doctors have complained they did not receive updates about patient’s possible complications or medication changes, and have called the new digital system “worrying, insecure, highly unsatisfactory and potentially dangerous”.

READ MORE: Copenhagen doctors remain worried about new IT system

Rigshospital is next
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital have also recently notified authorities about issues concerning the registration of cancer patients, which may affect the quality of their treatment.

The healthcare platform cost 2.8 billion kroner and replaces 30 other IT systems.

On Saturday, it will be rolled out at Rigshospital in Copenhagen and by the end of 2018, it will be introduced in all hospitals in the Capital Region and Region Zealand.