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Communication through the electronic health record: frequency and implications of free text orders.

Kandaswamy S, Hettinger AZ, Hoffman DJ, et al. JAMIA Open. 2020;3(2):154-159.

The authors analyzed 26,000 communication for non-medication orders (CNMOs, a type of free-text communication order used to communicate information that does not align with structured medication orders) and found that over 42% of non-medication orders contain medication information, which may result in delayed, missed or inaccurate medications.