[LINK] Power failure lasting 36 hours cripples hospital care

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Wed May 6 10:56:48 EST 2009


On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 09:36 +1000, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
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> A potential risk with eMRs and eHRs, especially when centralised.

In an age where university e-mail systems are often hosted
across two sites to give maximum availability, why are all
NSW health records vulnerable to any form of single failure?

Clustering and failover isn't rocket science any more, but
a standard feature of a typical database.

And a 36 hour restoration time?  That's the sort of restoration
time associated with fire or flood.



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