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N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 8;367(19):1854-60. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsb1205420.

Electronic health records and national patient-safety goals.

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University of Texas-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, USA.

Abstract

Hospitals and clinics are adapting to new technologies and implementing electronic health records, but the efforts need to be aligned explicitly with goals for patient safety. EHRs bring the risks of both technical failures and inappropriate use, but they can also help to monitor and improve patient safety.

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23134389
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PMC3690003
DOI:
10.1056/NEJMsb1205420
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