4 ways to reduce EHR use-related patient safety threats
from EHR Intelligence
Most healthcare providers, patients, and industry stakeholders agree EHR technology has the potential to yield marked improvements in population health management, predictive medicine, and clinical decision-making. However, EHR use also introduces new risks to patient safety. A study released in October of 2017 found EHR use has been listed as a contributing factor to patient injury at an increased rate over the past decade. Poorly-designed EHR systems combined with human error have resulted in patient safety problems in an increasing number of malpractice claims from 2007-2016.
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