Is our sometimes blind trust in the safety offered by EHRs misguided?
"A 2016 study by The Leapfrog Group, a patient-safety watchdog based in Washington, D.C., found that the medication-ordering function of hospital EHRs—a feature required by the government for certification but often configured differently in each system—failed to flag potentially harmful drug orders in 39% of cases in a test simulation. In 13% of those cases, the mistake could have been fatal."
Read the full article that addresses medication safety and more:
Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
by Fred Schulte and Erika Fry