Physicians who use EHRs pay fewer malpractice claims
American Academy of Family Physicians, January 8, 2009
New research suggests that physician practices that use EHRs have fewer paid malpractice claims. The study, Electronic Health Records and Malpractice Claims in Office Practice, examined 10 years of data on paid malpractice settlements across Massachusetts. Study results show that of the 1,140 physicians who responded, 33.2% use EHRs in their practices. Of these respondents, 6.1% had a record of paid malpractice claims compared with 10.8% of physicians who did not use an EHR.
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