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Comment & Response
October 1, 2019

Limiting the Number of Open Records in an Electronic Health Record

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor
JAMA. 2019;322(13):1313-1314. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.11493

To the Editor In a randomized clinical trial of an electronic health record (EHR) allowing only 1 vs up to 4 records to be opened concurrently, Dr Adelman and colleagues found no difference in the proportion of wrong-patient order errors.1 However, as the accompanying Editorial indicated, there are important additional nuances to consider, including multitasking, clinician satisfaction, and clinician workload.2