Few patient harm events linked to electronic health record usability

Less than 1% of patient harm events from 2013 to 2016 were attributable to electronic health record usability, data recently published in JAMA suggests.
“Electronic health record usability, which is the extent that EHRs support clinicians in achieving their goals in a satisfying, effective and efficient manner, is a point of frustration for clinicians and can have patient safety consequences,” Jessica L. Howe, MA, of National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, in Washington, D.C. and colleagues wrote. “Specific usability issues and [electronic health record] clinical

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