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Eric Poon, MD, MPH; May 2018
An elderly man with a history of giant cell arteritis (GCA) presented to the rheumatology clinic with recurrent headaches one month after stopping steroids. A blood test revealed that his C-reactive protein was elevated, suggesting increased inflammation and a flare of his GCA. However, his rheumatologist was out of town and did not receive the test result. Although the covering physician saw the result, she relayed just the patient's last name without the medical record number. Because the primary rheumatologist had another patient with the same last name, GCA, and a normal CRP, follow-up with the correct patient was delayed until his next set of blood tests.
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Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. Rheumatol Int. 2017;37:1603-1610.
Electronic health records have both safety benefits and unintended consequences. This review discusses safe management of rheumatoid arthritis in the ambulatory setting and highlights the need to capitalize on tools in electronic health records to enhance medication safety for the patients with rheumatoid arthritis.