Patient safety issues continue to persist long after the go-live of an electronic health record (EHR) system, a recent study found. The majority of problems, researchers found, were related to the EHR technology itself.

Patient safety issues continue to persist long after the go-live of an electronic health record (EHR) system, a recent study found.

For the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, researchers looked at the patient-safety concerns with EHR systems after go-live. They examined approximately 100 investigations involving 344 EHR-related incidents arising between 2009 and 2013 at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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