ROYAL OAK, MI — Beaumont Health has more than tripled its server capacity after it said it experienced overwhelming demand for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Thousands of patients attempted to sign up for a myBeaumontChart account on Friday after Beaumont announced it would soon begin vaccinating people age 65 and older, the health system said in a news release.
“In the health care information technology space, having thousands of patients trying to register at once is unprecedented and our servers were maxed out,” Beaumont Health Chief Information Officer Hans Keil said. “It’s similar to what happens when people try to purchase concert tickets as soon as they go on sale and everyone cannot get through at the same time. I’m proud we more than tripled our capacity so quickly. We are rapidly working to add even more.”
Nearly 1 million patients have myBeaumontChart, which the hospital said is a…