Patient Safety Alert 27: Electronic Health Record Risks in the Emergency Department (PDF)
While there has been recent focus on EHR risks, this has not filtered down to the level of areas with unique workflows and potentially high severity outcomes, such as the ED. It was because of this, the AMC PSO decided to convene a group of Emergency Medicine thought leaders to identify significant areas of concern and to explore potential mitigation strategies.
Risk Mitigation Strategies
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- Use a photo, watermark, or room number in the EHR to easily and readily identify a patient
- Limit the number of open patient records per user to reduce errors related to toggling between charts
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