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Computerised prescribing for safer medication ordering: still a work in progress

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  • Contributors GDS, T-TTH, AW: writing of the manuscript, data analysis and review. LAV: critical review of the manuscript and overseeing the administrative aspects of the project. DWB: critical review of the manuscript, provided ideas and important concepts included in the manuscript.

  • Funding US Food and Drug Administration (HHSF223201000008I/HHSF22301005T).

  • Competing interests DWB is a co-inventor on patent no. 6029138 held by Brigham and Women's Hospital on the use of decision support software for medical management, licensed to the Medicalis Corporation. He holds a minority equity position in the privately held company Medicalis, which develops web-based decision support for radiology test ordering. He consults for EarlySense, which makes patient safety monitoring systems.

  • Ethics approval Partners IRB.

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

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