Doctor who doesn’t use computer can’t regain license


Source: CBS News

Dr. Anna Konopka sits in her tiny office in New London, N.H., on Nov. 2, 2017. The 84-year-old physician lost her license after being accused by the state’s Board of Medicine of problems with her record keeping, prescribing of medicines and medical decision making.

AP

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor’s request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer.

The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka’s record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state’s mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort to reduce overdoses.

Konopka surrendered her license in October, but later requested permission to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public


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