Clinician EHR changes improve test ordering, patient safety
from EHR Intelligence
A nationwide initiative to cut down on test ordering in hospitals has recently proven to cut costs and reduce instances of patient harm through simple modifications to clinician EHR use. The Choosing Wisely campaign, launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine foundation and Consumer Reports in 2012, aimed to reduce medical test ordering by prompting providers to identify and cut back on five tests or procedures that are frequently ineffectual.
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