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Letters Transition to electronic health records

The importance of patient involvement in implementing electronic health record systems

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 20 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5035
  1. Windu Kusumo, postgraduate student of master of public health
  1. Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
  1. kusumowindu{at}

Health providers have paid much attention to the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), but less concern has been devoted to reviewing patient safety.1 In their study,2 Barnett and colleagues found no general correlation between EHR implementation and short term inpatient mortality, adverse events, or readmissions in 17 hospitals in the US.2

However, the …

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