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Contra Costa’s $45 million computer health care system endangering lives, nurses say
The Mercury News

A new medical computer system used at Contra Costa correctional facilities recommended what could have been a fatal dose of a West County Jail inmate’s heart medication last week, an incident that a detention nurse characterized Tuesday as one of many recent close calls with the month-old program. However, the inmate’s nurse was familiar with his medical history, recognized the discrepancy and administered the correct amount of Digoxin.

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