Posted by on April, 20 2018 in Healthcare

New research suggests the clunky interfaces of electronic health records aren't just a pain for clinicians to work with - they can also occasionally endanger patients. An analysis of safety hazards in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic found medical errors linked to electronic health records. A team of researchers at MedStar, a not-for-profit health care system headquartered in Maryland, collected nearly 2 million reports of safety hazards from clinics in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Of those, 557 explicitly said that a problem with the electronic health records put a patient in danger, according to the article published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Read full article here: