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Reduce Human Error in EHRs (Part 2)

Posted by Wendy Loveland on March 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM

by Robin Tardif

Electronic health records (EHRs) are a great tool for prescribing medications. Many have programmed allergy and contraindication checking. However, these systems’ accuracy relies on the data being entered correctly. Accuracy also depends on system administrators keeping the medication databases updated. Without accurate patient information and updated medication lists, it can be very easy to prescribe medications that could harm, or even kill, the patient they are intended to help.

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Topics: electronic prescribing, EMR, EHR

Reduce Human Error in EHRs (Part 1)

Posted by Wendy Loveland on March 12, 2012 at 6:07 AM

By Robin Tardif

Electronic health records (EHRs) systems are a great innovation, creating safer care and the ability to monitor results. However, at the heart of the EHR is the user. This “human element” is the original source of patient information, and when it is entered incorrectly or inconsistently, there are far-reaching implications for patient care.

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Topics: EMR, healthcare revenue cycle, EHR

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