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Missouri health officials replacing outdated computer system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It took a global pandemic to convince Missouri health officials to abandon a more than two-decade-old, homemade computer system used for tracking disease outbreaks. And, even as the coronavirus began spreading earlier this year, records show it took more than two months for the Department of Health and Senior Services to begin the process of replacing the clunky system. Just as states and the federal government were caught flat-footed when it came to having adequate supplies of personal protective equipment on hand in case of a pandemic, the health department said its in-house-built program has made...


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