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ED Based EHR Errors Caused More Significant Harm Compared to Other Settings

  • January 1, 2018

Researchers found 420 cases in which the electronic health record (EHR) was a contributing factor. Of this group, 50 cases occurred in the emergency department (ED).


Seeking to obtain more information on health IT-related problems, researchers analyzed EHR-related cases occurring between 2011 and 2015 submitted to CRICO Strategies’ National Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS), a database of malpractice cases. The article shares data from the CBS and provides insight from Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Program Director, Patient Safety Services, CRICO Strategies and Trish Lugtu, Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics, MMIC, a CBS data participant.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Kusterbeck S. ED-based EHR errors caused more significant harm to patients compared to other settings. ED Legal Letter. 2018;29(1):4–6. [Subscription may be required.]

 

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