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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

A decade of health information technology usability challenges and the path forward.

Ratwani RM, Reider J, Singh H. JAMA. 2019;321:743-744.

Health information technology (IT) usability problems can affect patient safety. This commentary offers strategies to reduce the potential for unintended consequences associated with health IT. Recommendations include instituting a national registry of usability issues, establishing design standards, addressing unintended harms, simplifying documentation requirements, and developing standard measures for usability and safety.