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Association of display of patient photographs in the electronic health record with wrong-patient order entry errors.

Salmasian H, Blanchfield BB, Joyce K, et al. Association of display of patient photographs in the electronic health record with wrong-patient order entry errors. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(11):e2019652. Epub 2020/11/12. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19652.

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December 2, 2020
Salmasian H, Blanchfield BB, Joyce K, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(11):e2019652.

Patient misidentification can lead to serious patient safety risks. In this large academic medical center, displaying patient photographs in the electronic health record (EHR) resulted in fewer wrong-patient order entry errors. The authors suggest this may be a simple and cost-effective strategy for reducing wrong-patient errors.  

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Salmasian H, Blanchfield BB, Joyce K, et al. Association of display of patient photographs in the electronic health record with wrong-patient order entry errors. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(11):e2019652. Epub 2020/11/12. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19652.