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Computerised prescribing for safer medication ordering: still a work in progress.

Schiff GD, Hickman T-TT, Volk LA, et al. Computerised prescribing for safer medication ordering: still a work in progress. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(5):315-9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004677.

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November 18, 2015
Schiff GD, Hickman T-TT, Volk LA, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:315-9.

The unintended consequences related to implementation of health information technologies have been widely documented. In this commentary, the authors offer insights regarding a government-funded investigation of 10 computerized provider order entry systems, discuss weaknesses in these systems, and make recommendations to focus on designing around human factors, enhancing workflow, and improving reporting.

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Schiff GD, Hickman T-TT, Volk LA, et al. Computerised prescribing for safer medication ordering: still a work in progress. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(5):315-9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004677.