Docs cling to paper, EHR workarounds

Providers continue to use "workarounds" to deal with perceived inadequacies of their electronic health records, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Current EHRs require clinicians to change the way they work and contain design flaws, such as difficulty in finding data and complex order entry processes. As a result, they often use workarounds, such as paper reminders or overriding alerts. However, these workarounds can pose a threat to patient safety, according to the study's authors. – Read the full report from FierceEMR

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