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EHR notifications and alerts challenge providers, threaten patient safety

from EHR Intelligence

Significant improvements to current EHR technology are necessary to eliminate social and technical obstacles preventing practitioners and physicians from interacting with test results effectively, according to new research published in JAMIA. As Singh et al. note, the failure to respond to abnormal test results represents a significant threat to patient safety, and despite efforts to incorporate notification capabilities into EHR systems, previous studies have shown that incidences of failed follow-up to abnormal results still persist. So what is lacking in current EHR technology to correct these failures? more

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