To the Editor: In their Commentary on the need for a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for electronic health record (EHR) use, Drs Sittig and Classen1 called for a national EHR adverse event investigation board, similar to the National Transportation Safety Board. I believe that this approach confuses systemic errors within EHRs with errors caused by inadequate EHRs and would miss almost all of the latter.
Koppel R. Monitoring and Evaluating the Use of Electronic Health Records. JAMA. 2010;303(19):1918-1919. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.590