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September 9, 2009

Eight Rights of Safe Electronic Health Record Use

JAMA. 2009;302(10):1111-1113. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1311

Computers can improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of health care.1 The pressure on hospitals and physicians to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) has never been greater. However, concerns have been raised about the safety of EHRs in light of the limitations of currently available software, the inexperience of clinicians and information technologists in implementation and use, and potential adverse outcomes associated with clinician order entry and other clinical applications.2-4