“Failure is not an option”

One of the memorable lines from the movie “Apollo 13” is “Failure is not an option”. While this sentiment was certainly understandable when three men’s lives were in the hands of hundreds of people on the ground, the stakes are equally high when it comes to eHealth. In an information intense industry such as healthcare not having the right information at the right time is absolutely critical and it seems obvious to me that paper-based systems negatively impact both productivity and patient safety. Hence, I was pleased to open my paper on Sunday and see the headline: “Failure of eHealth not an option”. Amid all the negative news about eHealth Ontario and Infoway it was great to see that there is still support for eHealth as a concept.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Failure+eHealth+option/2116442/story.html

Mike

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