Travel Information Wasn't Communicated In Dallas Ebola Case Due To Electronic Health Record Flaw

October 3, 2014 2:36 AM

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Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan did tell a hospital nurse that he had been in Africa when he first visited the hospital with a fever and other symptoms, but due to a flaw in the hospital’s electronic health record workflows, that travel history was not communicated to physicians at the hospital, according to newly released information.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas released a statement Thursday (Oct. 2) night explaining the chain of events that occurred when Duncan first visited the emergency department on Sept. 25; the information was released “in the interest of transparency,” and with Duncan’s permission. Duncan was...

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