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Electronic health record interoperability-why electronically discontinued medications are still dispensed.

Shervani S, Madden W, Gleason LJ. Electronic health record interoperability-why electronically discontinued medications are still dispensed. JAMA Intern Med. Epub 2021 Aug 31. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4881.

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September 22, 2021
Shervani S, Madden W, Gleason LJ. JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(10):1383-1384.

Prior research has found that electronic health record systems (EHRs) cannot effectively communicate medication discontinuation instructions to pharmacies. This “teachable moment” commentary highlights this issue with EHR and pharmacy system interoperability which resulted in the inadvertent dispensing of a discontinued medication. A related commentary discusses the challenges associated with attempting to discontinue prescriptions and how the CancelRx system can help mitigate these challenges.

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Shervani S, Madden W, Gleason LJ. Electronic health record interoperability-why electronically discontinued medications are still dispensed. JAMA Intern Med. Epub 2021 Aug 31. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4881.

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