Ross Koppel Poses Questions About Safety and Usability of Health Information Technology

I was told that Ross Koppel gave a presentation at the NIST conference on EMR usability. In his presentation he covers several important issues of data entry and its impact on patient safety. In particular, he talks about a study he did on the problems of bar codes he found in hospitals. Turns out there’s a presentation by Ross Koppel on YouTube that is close to what he presented at the NIST Conference. See embedded video below:

Ross Koppel brings up some interesting points about patient safety and health IT. What do you guys think of his presentation?

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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