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Technology, cognition and error.

Coiera E. Technology, cognition and error. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(7):417-22. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003484.

July 1, 2015
Coiera E. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(7):417-22.

Providers and policymakers have raised concerns about risks associated with health information technology (IT). This commentary spotlights the importance of considering human factors and cognition when designing health IT systems to understand how human–computer interaction can contribute to error.