Of the more than 300 events related to electronic health record (EHR) software default values analyzed by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, three percent resulted in unsafe conditions or prolonged hospitalization of patients, according to the Authority’s new report.

Of the more than 300 events related to electronic health record (EHR) software default values analyzed by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, three percent resulted in unsafe conditions or prolonged hospitalization of patients, according to the Authority’s new report.

The report analyzed 324 EHR default values—which are the preset medication, dose and delivery—that led to events, aiming to give Pennsylvania healthcare facilities information they can use to avoid EHR events such as wrong-time and wrong-dose errors.

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Source: Study Finds EHR Errors Related to Default Values Could Affect Patient Safety