Journal Article

Challenges in patient safety improvement research in the era of electronic health records.

Russo E, Sittig DF, Murphy DR, et al. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2016;4:285-290.

Using a case study on missed and delayed follow-up of test results, this commentary explores challenges and opportunities that data from electronic health records present for patient safety research. Key barriers to utilizing electronic health record data to inform improvement work include restricted access to data, difficulty interpreting data, and workforce issues.