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Death by 1,000 clicks: where electronic health records went wrong.

Schulte F; Fry E.

March 27, 2019
Schulte F; Fry E.

Despite years of investment and government support, electronic health records (EHR) continue to face challenges as a patient safety strategy. This news article outlines the unintended consequences of EHR implementation, including patient harm linked to software glitches and user errors, fraudulent behavior (upcoding), interoperability problems, clinician burnout due to poorly designed digital health records, and lack of industry transparency.