EHRs tied to lower malpractice settlements, study finds

11/30/2008 | Healthcare IT News

A recent survey of 1,140 physicians in Massachusetts indicated that those with electronic health record systems may have lower paid medical malpractice settlements compared with those without EHRs. The finding suggests that "preventing medical malpractice claims may be another compelling reason for physicians, practices and policymakers to forge ahead with efforts toward universal adoption and optimal usage of electronic health records," the study's senior author said.

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