800 patients given mislabelled drug dosages, double the earlier estimate

IHiS says glitch caused by planned system update; most clinics told of error by Sunday

Medicine dosage labels for about 400 patients from 83 clinics had been printed wrongly on Sept 1, 2018.
Medicine dosage labels for about 400 patients from 83 clinics had been printed wrongly on Sept 1, 2018.PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES

More than 800 patients were affected by the glitch in the GPConnect software on Saturday - more than double the initial estimate.

Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the government IT company that runs GPConnect, told The Straits Times on Monday that medicine dosage labels for about 400 patients from 83 clinics had been printed wrongly on Saturday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 06, 2018, with the headline '800 patients given mislabelled drug dosages, double the earlier estimate'. Subscribe