Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has apparently been caught in a lie regarding their explanation yesterday about why Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was sent home.
Officials there initially placed the responsibility on missing Duncan’s recent stay in Liberia on a faulty electronic medical records system. They maintained that the patient’s time in Liberia was recorded but that it was not in the physician notes section of the electronic health record.
The hospital then spun an untruthful tale about taking immediate steps to change the “glitch” in the electronic chart to rectify the problem
However, now the Hospital is acknowledging that the recorded information was available to both physicians and nurses and that the issue was not a poorly designed electronic medical records system.
For shame on the Hospital staff for trying to cover up really abysmal care that likely will cause innocent people to lose their lives.
The ER physician who omitted taking a travel history should be fired. The Hospital adminstrator told tried to cover up the Hospital’s culpability should be fired also.