ISMP survey shows provider text messaging often runs afoul of patient safety.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Texting medication orders is convenient for providers, but there are concerns associated with safety and security risks. This newsletter article reviews the results of a national survey on the use of provider text messaging in health care. Participants reported problems such as misidentification of patients, autocorrection errors, and misunderstood abbreviations that can contribute to medication errors.