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An analysis of electronic health record–related patient safety incidents.

Palojoki S, Mäkelä M, Lehtonen L, et al. An analysis of electronic health record-related patient safety incidents. Health Informatics J. 2017;23(2):134-145. doi:10.1177/1460458216631072.

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March 30, 2016
Palojoki S, Mäkelä M, Lehtonen L, et al. Health Informatics J. 2017;23(2):134-145.

This observational study found a significant number of patient safety incidents associated with use of electronic health records. Challenges with usability accounted for most of the events, as in prior reports of health information technology–related safety issues.