Rideout Health computer shutdown creates 'havoc' in system, CEO says

Elizabeth Earl | Becker's Hospital Review | February 20, 2015

The CEO of Rideout Health said the failure of its EHR system caused internal havoc for Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Calif., and its affiliated healthcare system. The shutdown occurred because of a burned-out heating unit during a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals visit, a certification the hospital does not currently have, according to the Appeal-Democrat. The system is fully operational again, CEO Robert Chason said in the report.