After creating a simulation of their Epic EHR, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University are studying the number and types of errors clinicians miss when reviewing simulated cases in the ICU. Over-sedation was the least-recognized error (16%) and only 32% of the participants recognized inappropriate antibiotic dosing. Could making simulation a regular part of training improve these numbers?

On July 1, the Department of Health & Human Services unveiled a patient safety plan in response to calls for health IT to play a greater role in reducing medical errors. Central to the effort is the push to establish mechanisms that facilitate incident reporting among users and developers of health IT.

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Source: Is There a Role for EHR Simulation in Medical Training?