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Patient safety issues from information overload in electronic medical records.

Nijor S, Rallis G, Lad N, et al. Patient safety issues from information overload in electronic medical records. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(6):e999-e1003. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000001002

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September 14, 2022
Nijor S, Rallis G, Lad N, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(6):e999-e1003.

Usability issues related to electronic health record (EHR) use among clinicians can contribute to burnout and threaten patient safety. This literature review outlines how EHR usability issues, such as information overload, can lead to errors and threaten patient safety. The authors suggest that future research explore methods to mitigate EHR overload-related errors, including the role of EHR usability.

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Nijor S, Rallis G, Lad N, et al. Patient safety issues from information overload in electronic medical records. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(6):e999-e1003. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000001002

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