Electronic prescribing within an electronic health record reduces ambulatory prescribing errors.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Facility and Group Administrators
- Quality and Safety Professionals
- Information Professionals
This community-based study found a significant reduction in medication prescribing errors after introduction of a computerized provider order entry system, compared with providers who continued to use paper-based prescriptions. Prescribing errors are a primary patient safety concern in ambulatory care.