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Healthcare experts confront EHR-related medical errors

InformationWeek, January 31, 2013
Though questions about the efficacy of electronic health records (EHRs) seem to have increased recently, usability and safety of health IT systems have been on the minds of medical informaticists for a while. The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which convened an EHR usability task force in late 2011, this week released a position paper on EHR usability in which the group called on multiple stakeholders to act in order to lessen the chance of patient harm from poorly designed and implemented technology.