Researchers: Health IT Creates its Own 'Reality' – Fierce Health IT

Although electronic health records provide a number of benefits, they also allow for new areas of miscommunication between the various stakeholders involved. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association highlighted the need to find ambiguities and improve EHR interactivity and performance:

The researchers, from Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania, compiled 45 scenarios of miscommunication involving not just EMRs, but also physician order entry systems, pharmacy technology and other systems. They noted that even different clinicians looking at the same screen might develop different ideas about a given situation.

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