<ALL THINGS> software

tuesday august 28 2018


In today's edition of <ALL THINGS> Software: 

Electronic patient health records require better testing to protect patients. The software and data managing patient electronic health records (EHR) are not required to pass robust usability testing, yet the Pew report released today highlights problems where usability caused harm to patients. In one case, a 16-year old boy suffered a near-fatal seizure after receiving an antibiotic dose 38 times higher than the physician intended. The software multiplied the prescription value input by the physician by the patient's weight, a feature that the attending physician was unaware of. The report maps out seven areas of usability issues, and offers recommended solutions and best practices. Pew Charitable Trust


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