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By adamg - 2/11/19 - 8:37 am

UPDATE, 8:50 a.m. Partners reports the EPIC system is back up.

Patrick McMahon reports from a Mass. General waiting room that the Partners computer network was down.

By adamg - 4/2/18 - 6:29 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by an anesthesiologist who sued Mass. General over double-booked surgeries - but gave her 45 days to come up with detailed proof the government was billed for operations senior surgeons did not actually participate in and so re-open the suit. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/16 - 2:30 pm

Tinker Ready extracts the relevant passage from a Times story about gun-toting security guards at hospitals in the rest of the country. At Mass. General, they're not even sure the guards should wear uniforms.

By adamg - 8/19/15 - 12:23 pm
By adamg - 9/4/13 - 8:39 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the confirmed cases in the last half of August.

By adamg - 1/22/12 - 9:56 am

Paul Levy, who complained loudly about Partners Healthcare when he was CEO of Beth Israel, marvels at what he says is the spin on its recently announced contracts with Tufts and Blue Cross, that what the hospital holding company says is a willingness to rein in costs only perpetuates a system in which consumers and employers pay more than they should.

By adamg - 2/23/11 - 2:20 pm

Nelson Banol of Revere was sentenced to 5 1/2 months in federal prison today for his role in a plot to steal supplies from Mass. General and ship them to Colombia.

Banol, who worked at the hospital, admitted he stole $3,240 worth of sutures over a 19-month period, along with another man who is charged with stealing roughly $163,000 worth of pediatric pulse oximetry sensors, the US Attorney's Office in Boston reports.

By adamg - 11/11/10 - 3:57 pm

The New England Journal of Medicine has a case study on the error, in which the surgeon himself explains what happened and the hospital discusses how it changed its policies to try to prevent this. The case study doesn't say when the incident occurred, but notes the case was originally discussed at a conference in January, 2009.

Via CommonHealth.

By adamg - 9/17/06 - 7:14 pm

Spatch takes a tour of Mass. General's historic Ether Dome, which may be the first place where somebody was ever anaesthetized:

... This operating theater was the place of over 8,000 surgical procedures from 1818 to 1868, and the fact that anesthesia was only used from 1846 on was difficult to contemplate. What screams must have echoed through this chamber, I thought, while Learned Men of Medicine sat in the oddly-shaped seats, peering down at the blood and gore, taking notes or nodding approvingly. ...

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