Dr. Tyler Mathews is a San Francisco neurosurgeon in the prime of his career, when he is accused (falsely, he insists) of illegal possession of narcotics. He’s pressured into accepting a plea-bargain deal, whereupon his wife, Nancy, leaves him. Dr. Mathews then completes an impaired-physician program, and resumes his practice at Maynard Medical Center in Seattle.
One of Mathews’ patients dies under peculiar circumstances, leaving the doctor suspicious that the highly-touted Med-InDx electronic medical record system, which was designed to eliminate preventable medical errors, was itself at fault. He does some digging, and discovers that other patients at Maynard have died under similar odd conditions, but none of the errors have been pursued. In fact, they appear to have been covered up. Maynard Medical Center is officially testing the new system, and there are people both in and associated with the Maynard administration who stand to gain a fortune if the new system succeeds, or lose a fortune if it fails.
The book makes you realize that the computer age may not be all it’s cracked up to be when the hospital computer begins changing random medicinal orders. Who does not love a great book and this one had me on my toes, reading this book had me biting my nails.
A great book it had me in suspense and left me dreading ever going into the hospital , we all know if any book you read takes you into the hospital, it is going to be great.
Finally, when Mathews comes to see a relationship between his narcotics bust and the trial of the Med-InDx system, matter spiral out of control. Bodies accumulate, it becomes increasingly problematic that Mathews’ reputation will survive, let alone Mathews himself.
Great book I can not wait for the next one the writer comes up with next, hes great and look forward to the next one.
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