Medication errors attributed to health information technology.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
The unintended consequences associated with health information technologies for medication management are well documented. Drawing from 889 medication error reports submitted over a 6-month period, this analysis found that more than half of the recorded incidents were associated with computerized provider order entry. Staff reporting of medication errors and near misses is key to identifying trends and consequently developing system improvements to reduce risks of such incidents.