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Washington, DC: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Health information technologies are seen to both contribute to and detract from health care safety. This series of toolkits offers best practices to align implementation of electronic health records with strategies to ensure their safe use.
Spotlight on electronic health record errors: errors related to the use of default values.
Sparnon E. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2013;10:92-95.
This isn't my information! The impact of accurate identity management on patient safety.
Garcia R. Health Manag Technol. 2013;34:10-11.
Electronic health records and National Patient-Safety Goals.
Sittig DF, Singh H. N Engl J Med. 2012;367:1854-1860.
Adoption factors associated with electronic health record among long-term care facilities: a systematic review.
Kruse CS, Mileski M, Alaytsev V, Carol E, Williams A. BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006615.
Electronic medical record: a balancing act of patient safety, privacy and health care delivery.
Gummadi S, Housri N, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. Am J Med Sci. 2014;348:238-243.
An analysis of electronic health record–related patient safety concerns.
Meeks DW, Smith MW, Taylor L, Sittig DF, Scott JM, Singh H. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:1053-1059.
Activation of a medical emergency team using an electronic medical recording–based screening system.
Huh JW, Lim CM, Koh Y, et al. Crit Care Med. 2014;42:801-808.
Impact of electronic health record systems on information integrity: quality and safety implications.
Bowman S. Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2013 Oct 1;10:1c.
Unintended adverse consequences of introducing electronic health records in residential aged care homes.
Yu P, Zhang Y, Gong Y, Zhang J. Int J Med Inform. 2013;82:772-788.
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, Paschal KA, Siracuse MV, Galt K. J Rural Health. 2013;29:383-391.
Enhancing electronic health record usability in pediatric patient care: a scenario-based approach.
Patterson ES, Zhang J, Abbott P, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:129-135.
Focus on Computerized Provider Order Entry.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007;14:25-75.
Preventing medication errors in hospitals through a systems approach and technological innovation: a prescription for 2010.
Crane J, Crane FG. Hosp Top. Fall 2006;84:3-8.
The key to reducing doctors' misdiagnoses.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 12, 2017.
Electronically Generated Medication Administration and Electronic Medication Administration Records for the Prevention of Medication Transcription Errors: Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Safety.
Ottawa, ON: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2016.
Frequency of passive EHR alerts in the ICU: another form of alert fatigue?
Kizzier-Carnahan V, Artis KA, Mohan V, Gold JA. J Patient Saf. 2016 Jun 22; [Epub ahead of print].
Effect of a real-time pediatric ICU safety bundle dashboard on quality improvement measures.
Shaw SJ, Jacobs B, Stockwell DC, Futterman C, Spaeder MC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:414-420.
Primary care medication safety surveillance with integrated primary and secondary care electronic health records: a cross-sectional study.
Akbarov A, Kontopantelis E, Sperrin M, et al. Drug Saf. 2015;38:671-682.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission.
We need to talk: primary care provider communication at discharge in the era of a shared electronic medical record.
Sheu L, Fung K, Mourad M, Ranji S, Wu E. J Hosp Med. 2015;10:307–310.
SAFER Guides: What You Need to Know.
American Hospital Association. December 3, 2014.
How context affects electronic health record–based test result follow-up: a mixed-methods evaluation.
Menon S, Smith MW, Sittig DF, et al. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e005985.
Influence of a systems-based approach to prescribing errors in a pediatric resident clinic.
Condren M, Honey BL, Carter SM, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2014;14:485-490.
Hazards tied to medical records rush.
Rowland C. Boston Globe. July 20, 2014.
Health-care providers want patients to read medical records, spot errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 9, 2014.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
PSNet is produced for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco with guidance from a prominent Technical Expert/Advisory Panel. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
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