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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182927c8c

Neisseria gonorrhoeae Outbreak: Unintended Consequences of Electronic Medical Records and Using an Out-of-State Laboratory—California, July 2009–February 2010

Murray, Erin L. PhD, MSPH*†; Samuel, Michael C. DrPH; Brodsky, Jennifer MPH; Akiba, Christopher F. MPH; King, Courtney BA; Li, Michael MPH; Wollesen, Miriam MA; Gonzales, Patricia E. BS; Watt, James P. MD, MPH; Bolan, Gail MD

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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.

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