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Electronic health record use issues and diagnostic error: a scoping review and framework.

Dixit RA, Boxley CL, Samuel S, et al. Electronic health record use issues and diagnostic error: a scoping review and framework. J Patient Saf. 2023;19(1):e25-e30. 10.1097/pts.0000000000001081

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January 25, 2023
Dixit RA, Boxley CL, Samuel S, et al. J Patient Saf. 2023;19(1):e25-e30.

Electronic health records (EHR) may have unintended negative consequences on patient safety. This review identified 11 articles focused on the relationship between EHR use and diagnostic error. EHR issues fell into three general areas: information gathering, medical decision-making, and plan implementation and communication. The majority of issues were a related to providers’ cognitive processing, revealing an important area of research and quality improvement.

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Dixit RA, Boxley CL, Samuel S, et al. Electronic health record use issues and diagnostic error: a scoping review and framework. J Patient Saf. 2023;19(1):e25-e30. 10.1097/pts.0000000000001081

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