Safety performance of EHRs vary widely

Despite the broad adoption and optimization of electronic health records over a 10-year period, researchers reported “wide variation” in the safety performance of operational EHR systems.David C. Classen, MD, MS, research professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Utah, and colleagues noted that EHRs have been used to safeguard against medical errors, but recent evidence suggests that medication safety and overall safety problems are “still unacceptably high.”Researchers analyzed data from the National Quality Forum Health IT Safety Measure —Read More

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