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Hospital: EHR Flaw Obscured Ebola Patient’s Travel Note
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A critical flaw in the electronic health record system at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital prevented emergency room physicians from knowing that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had been in Africa prior to becoming ill, the hospital revealed Thursday night. Although a nurse’s note in the EHR noted that Duncan had recently travelled from Africa, he was sent home after seeking medical help on Sept. 25, the hospital said in a media statement.

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