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Queensland Health’s current electronic medical records system is what you could call a “monolithic” system, meaning it’s an all-in-one system designed by one company. Such systems may not be the best option for the health sector’s future. SHUTTERSTOCK

Queensland Health’s history of software mishaps is proof of how hard e-health can be

Past upgrades to the state's medical record system have cost tremendous amounts of money, and on at least one occasion, forced clinicians to revert to paper-based methods.
Physician burnout can have an impact on both the doctors and their patients. Jamesboy Nuchaikong/shutterstock.com

Physician burnout: Why legal and regulatory systems may need to step in

Doctor depression, burnout and suicide have been rising for some time, and overwork was considered the norm. A health care lawyer explains why the legal and regulatory systems must intervene.

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