“Hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities use a patchwork of methods to track records, and they often aren’t in sync. The collective costs to patients, hospitals, and the economy as a whole are impossible to quantify, although some experts say a cohesive system could save billions.”
This story happens to be centered here in Palo Alto, CA, but it’s told as one that could happen to happen to anyone at any time. Some of us may even know someone in it. Read it at undark.org.
Found via metafilter.com.