Safety Snapshot: Handle EHRs with care

Electronic health records (EHRs) are used in nearly every health care setting. But patient harm — tied to the handling of these records — is also a concern. What are some of the key pitfalls that providers need to watch out for when using electronic records to track patient care? Malpractice insurance cases, as analyzed by CRICO Strategies, offer some insight.

EHR-related errors most frequently lead to malpractice claims in ambulatory settings

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Source: CRICO Strategies’ poster presentation at National Patient Safety Foundation Congress last month, based on a study of medical malpractice cases from 2011 – 2015. 

For more information, visit CRICO's website at https://www.rmf.harvard.edu/

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