Electronic Health Record System-Related Patient Safety Incidents - How to Classify Them?
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CitationPalojoki, Sari. Vuokko, Riikka. Vakkuri, Anne. Saranto, Kaija. (2020). Electronic Health Record System-Related Patient Safety Incidents - How to Classify Them?. Integrated Citizen Centered Digital Health and Social Care, 275, 157-161. 10.3233/SHTI200714.
The implementation of electronic health record systems (EHRs) may cause multidimensional patient safety issues that deserve research attention. Our research aims to identify the current body of evidence on EHRs-related incident types and how incidents are classified in these studies. A literature search resulted in 44 peer-reviewed papers and six papers were included in the final analysis. The error types do not concern solely the technological features of the EHRs but may involve also non-technical aspects. Our review indicates that standard classification systems would facilitate comparisons across countries. To achieve the goal, more research evidence, testing and development of classifications are required.