Reducing emergency department charting and ordering errors with a room number watermark on the electronic medical record display.
Yamamoto LG. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014;73:322-328.
This survey found that physicians chart or write orders in the wrong patient's electronic health record 1.3% of the time, with significant errors for nurses and clinical assistants as well. Respondents believed that a simple solution such as a prominent room number watermark on the screen would prevent such errors, reinforcing the need to be able to augment electronic health record interfaces to improve safety.
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