In this paper, we took the sociotechnical theoretical lens to identify the human and the technology factors that affect the quality of the Active Medication List (AML). We conducted a survey of nurses, physicians, and pharmacists in three hospitals. The preliminary results suggest both human factors - list taker and list source have significant effects on AML. Regarding the two information technology factors, user interface design is significant but system connectivity is not. List taker and list source explain 17.3% of the variation in AML, and user interface design and system connectivity explain 29.5% of the variation in AML.
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