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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Computerised prescribing for safer medication ordering: still a work in progress.

Schiff GD, Hickman T-TT, Volk LA, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:315-9.

The unintended consequences related to implementation of health information technologies have been widely documented. In this commentary, the authors offer insights regarding a government-funded investigation of 10 computerized provider order entry systems, discuss weaknesses in these systems, and make recommendations to focus on designing around human factors, enhancing workflow, and improving reporting.