Thoughtless design of the electronic health record drives overuse, but purposeful design can nudge improved patient care.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Despite the benefits of health information technology, such systems can have detrimental effects on clinician decision-making. This commentary discusses how electronic health record design can contribute to inappropriate test ordering. The author recommends that influences such as heuristics and social norms be considered when developing electronic health record systems to improve care.