EHRs in the ER: As Doctors Adapt, Concerns About Medical Errors

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Mistakes happening more frequently in transition to digitalized record systems.

Mistakes happening more frequently in transition to digitalized record systems.

Kaiser Health News staff writer Shefali Luthra reports: “The mouse slips, and the emergency room doctor clicks on the wrong number, ordering a medication dosage that’s far too large.

Elsewhere, in another ER’s electronic health record, a patient’s name isn’t clearly displayed, so the nurse misses it and enters symptoms in the wrong person’s file. These are easy mistakes to make. As ER doctors and nurses grapple with the transition to digitalized record systems, they seem to happen more frequently.” (Luthra, 3/1)

Read entire article courtesy of Kaiser Health News.