Emergency Preparedness Be Ready for Unanticipated Electronic Health Record

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). (2022). Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Unanticipated Electronic Health Record (EHR) Downtime. ISMP Medication Safety Alert: Acute Care. 27(17):1-5.
This article examines the importance of planning for electronic health record (EHR) downtime and provides two examples of errors that could occur and compromise patient safety. It is recommended that hospital systems assess their risk, select an EHR downtime response team, identify on-call leaders, and develop an emergency readiness binder.
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