Journal Article

Reduction of incorrect record accessing and charting patient electronic medical records in the perioperative environment.

Rebello E; Kee S; Kowalski A; Harun N; Guindani M; Goravanchi F.

This electronic audit study examined the incidence of opening and charting in the wrong patient record in the perioperative period. Investigators observed that this error declined over time. They attribute this improvement to time-out procedures and barcoding, both of which facilitate patient identification.