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Journal Article
Review

Effects of interorganisational information technology networks on patient safety: a realist synthesis.

Keen J, Abdulwahid MA, King N, et al. BMJ Open. 2020;10(10):e036608.

Health information technology has the potential to improve patient safety in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This systematic review explored the effect of technology networks across health systems (e.g., linking patient records across different organizations) on care coordination and medication reconciliation for older adults living at home. The authors identified several barriers to use of such networks but did not identify robust evidence on their association with safety-related outcomes.