The largest trust in the country has suffered a huge IT failure affecting its pathology and imaging systems, which is now into its sixth day.
David West is a proponent of digital pathology, and one of a growing band of people who believe its benefits don’t just lie in improving efficiency. By combining slide scanners with sophisticated software, the hope is that digitisation will assist pathologists in making better diagnoses of serious disease.
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A review found the pathology IT crash at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust was caused by human error, hardware failure, and ageing infrastructure,
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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s pathology system went down on 16 September. Two months later the trust is still recovering.
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A huge pathology IT crash has dragged into its third week with parts of the system still not fully restored and operational.
Contingency plans will remain in place until mid-next week as a two week long pathology IT crash staggers on at one of the largest trusts in the country.