Dr. Sarah Corley, vice chair of the HIMSS Electronic Health Records Association, said in a statement that EHR-related safety problems—and lawsuits over them—are minimal. She pointed to another study by a malpractice insurer, in this case CRICO, that, like the Doctors Co. study, found that EHR issues were associated with less than 1% of malpractice claims.
That “is a remarkable low number given how widespread EHRs have become,” she said.
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Schenker L. EHR safety goes to court. Modern Healthcare. June 25, 2016