Fact Sheet/FAQs

How to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability and Patient Safety.

Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts; September 6, 2016.

The usability of electronic health record (EHR) systems can affect clinicians' ability to provide safe patient care. This fact sheet summarizes the results of a stakeholder meeting that explored usability problems and identified three improvement strategies that focused on effective testing, user assessment of EHR safety, and sharing of lessons learned.