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Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts, American Medical Association, and Medstar Health; 2018.
Electronic health records both contribute to and detract from safe care. This report recommends best practices, test case criteria, and sample test cases to help developers and health care organizations identify and address electronic health record weaknesses and prevent patient harm.
Why doctors hate their computers.
Gawande A. New Yorker. November 12, 2018.
Use of a novel, electronic health record–centered, interprofessional ICU rounding simulation to understand latent safety issues.
Bordley J, Sakata KK, Bierman J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2018;46:1570-1576.
Improving pediatric electronic health record usability and safety through certification: seize the day.
Ratwani RM, Moscovitch B, Rising JP. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Sep 10; [Epub ahead of print].
Resource-based view on safety culture's influence on hospital performance: the moderating role of electronic health record implementation.
Upadhyay S, Weech-Maldonado R, Lemak CH, Stephenson A, Mehta T, Smith DG. Health Care Manage Rev. 2018 Aug 28; [Epub ahead of print].
Potential biases in machine learning algorithms using electronic health record data.
Gianfrancesco MA, Tamang S, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Aug 20; [Epub ahead of print].
Analysis of medication therapy discontinuation orders in new electronic prescriptions and opportunities for implementing CancelRx.
Yang Y, Ward-Charlerie S, Kashyap N, DeMayo R, Agresta T, Green J. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:1516-1523.
Electronic Health Records
Adverse effects of computers during bedside rounds in a critical care unit.
Dhillon NK, Francis SE, Tatum JM, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jul 18; [Epub ahead of print].
What can apologies in the electronic health record tell us about health care quality, processes, and safety?
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Clinical and financial effects of smart pump–electronic medical record interoperability at a hospital in a regional health system.
Biltoft J, Finneman L. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:1064-1068.
Mind the overlap: how system problems contribute to cognitive failure and diagnostic errors.
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A usability and safety analysis of electronic health records: a multi-center study.
Ratwani RM, Savage E, Will A, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:1197-1201.
Resolving the productivity paradox of health information technology: a time for optimism.
Wachter RM, Howell MD. JAMA. 2018;320:25-26.
Meaningful use's benefits and burdens for US family physicians.
Holman GT, Waldren SE, Beasley JW, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:694-701.
Reduced effectiveness of interruptive drug–drug interaction alerts after conversion to a commercial electronic health record.
Wright A, Aaron S, Seger DL, Samal L, Schiff GD, Bates DW. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33:1868–1876.
Physician burnout in the electronic health record era: are we ignoring the real cause?
Downing NL, Bates DW, Longhurst CA. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:50-51.
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Adherence to recommended electronic health record safety practices across eight health care organizations.
Sittig DF, Salimi M, Aiyagari R, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:913–918.
How DeKalb Medical fixed drug safety problems after fatal error.
Porter S. HealthLeaders Media. April 26, 2018.
Transition to a new electronic health record and pediatric medication safety: lessons learned in pediatrics within a large academic health system.
Whalen K, Lynch E, Moawad I, John T, Lozowski D, Cummings BM. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:848-854.
Errors in electronic health record–based data query of statin prescriptions in patients with coronary artery disease in a large, academic, multispecialty clinic practice.
Shin EY, Ochuko P, Bhatt K, et al. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7:e007762.
Challenges in communication from referring clinicians to pathologists in the electronic health record era.
Barbieri AL, Fadare O, Fan L, Singh H, Parkash V. J Pathol Inform. 2018;9:8.
AHRQ Health Information Technology Division's 2017 Annual Report.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2018. AHRQ Publication No. 18-0028-EF.
To combat physician burnout and improve care, fix the electronic health record.
Wachter R, Goldsmith J. Harv Bus Rev. March 30, 2018.
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