Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Does EHR leads to decrease in malpractice claims?
I believe that if a provider has access to more accurate and just more information about his/her patient it can and will lead to a higher quality of treatment. With the information at hand treatment plans are developed with more accuracy, given that a provider is aware of the pre-existing conditions and medications that patient is currently on. Although we have a long way to go for a full EHR implementation, even at this stage both providers and patients already notice the difference in the workflow and treatment.
I am enclosing one of the slides from the study as well as a full body of the article with appropriate links below.