Study Links EHRs With Decline in Malpractice Claims
The rate of malpractice claims filed dropped significantly after physician practices adopted electronic health record systems, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. However, researchers note that the study has several limitations, such as the fact that the data came from physician practices that were covered by a malpractice insurer.
- "Liability Claims Drop with EHRs" (Phend, MedPage Today, 6/25).
- "Fewer Malpractice Claims When Docs Use EHRs: Study" (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 6/25).