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Optimising electronic health records for highly specialised hospital areas: a call for collaborative hospital pharmacist involvement
  1. Manuela González-Navarro1,
  2. Mònica Gómez-Valent1,
  3. Jordi Sarlé-Rubí2,
  4. Alba Pérez-Comtel1
  1. 1Hospital Pharmacy Department, Corporate Healthcare Consortium Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain
  2. 2IT Department, Chief Technology Officer, Pere Virgili Health Park, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manuela González-Navarro, Hospital Pharmacy Department, Corporate Healthcare Consortium Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain; Mgonzalezn1981{at}

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Information technology (IT) has been regarded as a promise to improve patient safety in healthcare.1 While IT offers potential benefits like increased efficiency and quality of care, its impact in hospitals remains limited in its application possibilities, and lacks robust evaluation. Furthermore, poorly designed systems can compromise patient safety.

Electronic health record (EHR) programmes must be tailored to meet patient needs of specialised hospital areas, and close collaboration with healthcare professionals is crucial for their development. Forming project teams compromising clinicians and IT experts can facilitate this process, ensuring that the system is usable, effective and does not compromise patient safety. It is important to adopt an approach that considers the needs …

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  • Contributors MGN and MG-V conceived the idea of publishing an article based on their experience in Spain. MGN and JSR led the writing the manuscript, with input from all authors. All authors supervised the final manuscript and contributed to it.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.