JAMA Performance Improvement: Do No Harm
Poof – It’s Gone – The Disappearing Order That Led to a Patient Getting an Unnecessary Procedure
Jan 18, 2019 · 21 min
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Electronic health records are the bane of most clinicians’ existence. They were supposed to help us but not only have they made life more difficult for clinicians, they are the cause of medical errors. Described here is a case of the patient receiving an unnecessary procedure because an order was not canceled in an EHR where it had disappeared from the clinicians’ view. A second theme in this case that is consistent in nearly all of the JAMA Performance Improvement articles to date is inadequate communication among clinicians.

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