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The development and piloting of the Ambulatory Electronic Health Record Evaluation Tool: lessons learned.

Co Z, Holmgren AJ, Classen DC, et al. Appl Clin Inform. 2021;12(01):153-163.

Medication errors occur frequently in ambulatory care settings. This article describes the development and testing of an ambulatory medication safety evaluation tool, which is based on an inpatient version administered by The Leapfrog Group. Pilot testing at seven clinics around the US indicates that clinics struggled in areas of advanced decision support such as drug age and drug monitoring, and that most clinics lacked EHR-based medication reconciliation functions.