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Hospital IT system warning after 'preventable' death

A coroner has issued a warning over a hospital’s new computer system after the death of a 31-year-old woman.

Emily Harkleroad collapsed on 18 December 2022 and was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham, where she died the next morning from a pulmonary embolism – a clot on the lung.

The assistant coroner for County Durham and Darlington concluded, on balance, that Ms Harkleroad’s death could have been prevented, external. She also noted computer system concerns had been raised by a number of clinicians.

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Source: BBC News, 24 February 2024


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