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Patient safety perspectives of providers and nurses: the experience of a rural ambulatory care practice using an EHR with e-prescribing.

Bramble JD, Abbott AA, Fuji KT, et al. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 2013;29:383-91.

Electronic health records have had mixed effects on patient safety. This qualitative study of physicians and nurses revealed safety concerns about alert fatigue and propagation of incorrect information as well as perceived safety improvements through enhanced communication and legibility.