- Pediatricians and the Law
The physician’s pen has been replaced by the electronic health record (EHR) resulting in improved medical record documentation and legibility. The EHR also has been heralded as the best tool to help physicians achieve the triple aim of better care, better population health and lower health care costs per capita. However, malpractice insurers report that EHRs can be a source of medical liability.
A national medical liability insurer’s recent review of EHR-related malpractice claims revealed that 42% were derived from system errors and 64% were from user factors (see table).
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