Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records

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Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records

Description

This online guide, for health care providers, information technology specialists, and system administrators, helps in planning and avoiding possible problems when implementing and using an electronic health record (EHR). Developed to provide practical, troubleshooting knowledge and resources for all types of health care organizations, the guide is based on the research literature, other practice-oriented guides for EHR implementation and use, research by its authors, and interviews with organizations that have recently implemented EHR.

The guide is organized into four modules:

  1. Introduction to unintended consequences
  2. How to avoid unintended consequences
  3. Understand and identify unintended consequences
  4. Remediate unintended consequences

Developer:

RAND Corporation

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: February 2012
Last Updated: 08/13/14

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