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 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.

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