Tuesday, April 3, 2018

MedStar Investigator Publishes in JAMA

Did you know that every month, MedStar investigators are publishing approximately 100 peer-reviewed publications?  And did you know that time after time, we publish in highly rated and highly visible journals. Well this past week, members of MedStar's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)! 

Their research, "Electronic Health Record Usability Issues and Potential Contribution to Patient Harm", found that specific types of electronic health record (EHR) usability issues can be associated with a range of potentially serious patient safety events. This remarkable study is the first of its kind to look at the EHR in such a way.

Raj Ratwani, PhD, is the senior author for this research. The study’s lead author is Jessica Howe, MA, with coauthors Katharine Adams and A. Zachary Hettinger, MD, MS. 

Congratulations to the entire research team and thank you for your commitment to advancing health and patient care through research! I look forward to seeing more from your work.

You can read the MedStar press release on this landmark study here

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