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Houston, We have a Problem

As reported
in my own backyard: ‘The $75 million effort to upgrade the Harris County Hospital District’s outdated computer system has fallen one year behind schedule because of chronic problems with a software provider. The delay puts the hospital district at risk of failing to meet federal guidelines for securing patient information, postpones its ability to collect more fees and makes compiling information needed to win grants more difficult. It is also just the latest in a long string of glitches since the district began its upgrade in 1999…’ $75 million? This is certainly not the first major medical software failure in Houston and won’t be the last.