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Lack of real-world EHR testing causes patient safety problems, experts say

Fierce Healthcare
By Rose Meltzer
August 29, 2018

Electronic health records (EHRs) have frustrated physicians for years, causing confusion and workflow challenges. In extreme scenarios, they can even cause patient harm.

While implementation and training play a role, a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts, MedStar Health’s Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and the American Medical Association says EHRs aren’t being tested properly in the first place. And the organizations are advocating for The Joint Commission to build some of the report’s recommendations into its accreditation program.

Read more to learn more about EHR system guidelines and testing from Fierce Healthcare.