Neisseria gonorrhoeae outbreak: Unintended consequences of electronic medical records and using an out-of-state laboratoryvcalifornia, july 2009yfebruary 2010

Erin L. Murray, Michael C. Samuel, Jennifer Brodsky, Christopher F. Akiba, Courtney King, Michael Li, Miriam Wollesen, Patricia E. Gonzales, James P. Watt, Gail Bolan

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Abstract

Twenty of 37 gonorrhea cases identified during an outbreak were diagnosed at one health care organization that used an out-of-state laboratory. The results were transmitted into electronic medical records without provider notification. Delays in treatment and reporting were identified. Systems should be implemented to ensure provider notification of electronic laboratory results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-558
Number of pages3
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • General Medicine

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