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Improving electronic health record usability and safety requires transparency.

Ratwani RM, Hodgkins M, Bates DW. Improving Electronic Health Record Usability and Safety Requires Transparency. JAMA. 2018;320(24):2533-2534. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14079.

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December 12, 2018
Ratwani RM, Hodgkins M, Bates DW. JAMA. 2018;320(24):2533-2534.

Transparency in health care has been heralded as a cornerstone to improvement. This commentary spotlights how electronic health record vendors prevent health care organizations from sharing information about usability and safety issues, hindering efforts to research weaknesses and design improvements for electronic health records.

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Ratwani RM, Hodgkins M, Bates DW. Improving Electronic Health Record Usability and Safety Requires Transparency. JAMA. 2018;320(24):2533-2534. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14079.