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Ross Koppel, PhD; April 2009
A patient hospitalized with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and advanced AIDS is given another patient's malignant biopsy results, leading his primary physician to mistakenly recommend hospice care.
Journal Article > Commentary
Patel JJ. JAMA. 2015;314:671-672.
Despite the potential for electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve access to patient data, unintended consequences have emerged that can hinder information seeking. To highlight how EHRs can detract from patient–physician relationships, this commentary reveals insights from a physician who failed to notice a patient's respiratory failure and distress due to over-reliance on the EHR.