Direct text entry in electronic progress notes. An evaluation of input errors.

@article{Weir2003DirectTE,
  title={Direct text entry in electronic progress notes. An evaluation of input errors.},
  author={Charlene R. Weir and John F. Hurdle and M A Felgar and Jan M. Hoffman and Bennett Roth and Jonathan R. Nebeker},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
OBJECTIVES It is not uncommon that the introduction of a new technology fixes old problems while introducing new ones. The Veterans Administration recently implemented a comprehensive electronic medical record system (CPRS) to support provider order entry. Progress notes are entered directly by clinicians, primarily through keyboard input. Due to concerns that there may be significant, invisible disruptions to information flow, this study was conducted to formally examine the incidence and… CONTINUE READING

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