Information from the South Florida Business Journal article
Posted Aug 10, 2006 16:59 UTC (Thu) by wspeir
Parent article: A couple of lessons on the hazards of proprietary software
From the June 30th 2006 issue of The South Florida Business Journal:
If doctors didn't pay tech support after 10 days, the company would place them in read-only mode so they could view records but not update them, Causwell said. Doctors who didn't get new passwords in the subsequent 30 to 99 days would be locked out of viewing the program, he said.
Attorney Joseph Klapholz, who represents One Park Place landlord CanPro Investments, said Dr. Notes left that building under threat of eviction for not paying rent.
1) It looks like any doctor using this software was just asking for trouble because this requires a new password at least every 99 days.
2) It looks like there may have been (and could still be) some financial problems with the Dr. Notes company that would make me awfully nervous to *continue* using Dr. Notes -- What happens if they suddenly shut their doors?
It seems to me that the doctors who use this are just as liable (at least from a common sense standpoint, perhaps not a legal standpoint) as the Dr. Notes company for using the software in the first place as far as a patient would be concerned.
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