EHRs May Lower Paid Malpractice Suits
Is it possible that widespread electronic health records (EHRs) usage will result in fewer paid malpractice settlements? A recent study that appeared in the Nov. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine says just maybe.
“The results of this study indicate that preventing medical malpractice claims may be another compelling reason for physicians, practices, and policymakers to forge ahead with efforts toward universal adoption and optimal usage of electronic health records,” said Harvard University Assistant Professor Steven Simon, senior author of the paper. Healthcare IT News reports on this story.