How EHRs could contribute to medication errors and safety problems

09/6/2013 | EHR Intelligence

A review by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found that use of default values in EHRs, intended to standardize inputs and boost efficiency, may result in medication and patient safety errors. Researchers said 40% of mistakes examined occurred when clinicians did not change a default value, while 6% occurred when EHR systems overrode a user's input, changing it back to the default.

View Full Article in:

EHR Intelligence

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
President/Chief Executive Officer
MedCost
Winston-Salem, NC
Director of Product Planning Development; Market Planning, Innovation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Quincy , MA
Director, Payer Marketing
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Childre's Health Plan
Houston, TX