Navigation Links
E-Records Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims
Date:6/25/2012

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Malpractice claims dipped dramatically among Massachusetts physicians after they began using electronic medical records, according to new research, although it's not clear whether the record-keeping was connected to the decline in claims.

Despite its limitations, however, the research provides more evidence that electronic health records "improve quality and safety and, as a result, prevent adverse events and reduce the risk of malpractice claims," said study co-author Dr. Steven Simon, an associate professor with Harvard Medical School and an internist with VA Boston Healthcare System.

Electronic medical records allow physicians to use computers to track patients instead of relying on paper files. Supporters of electronic records say they cut down on errors by making it easier for doctors to spot problems such as medication conflicts and allergies. They can also make it easier for doctors to communicate with patients and with other physicians.

The medical world hasn't quickly embraced electronic records, in part because of the cost of switching from paper. Email communications, in particular, appear rare: In 2010, a HealthDay/Harris Interactive poll found that fewer than 1 in 10 adults used email to communicate with their physician.

And some physicians are skeptical of electronic health records, saying they could lead to "unintended consequences" that create new kinds of errors and problems for patients, Simon said.

In the new study, researchers tracked malpractice cases for 275 physicians who were surveyed in 2005 and 2007. Of those, 33 were targeted by malpractice claims. Forty-nine claims related to alleged medical malpractice that took place before the physicians adopted electronic health records, and two occurred after.

The researchers estimate that medical malpractice claims were about 84 percent less
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Linked to Retinal Detachment Risk
2. Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies
3. Pharmacy Robots Linked to Bacterial Contamination of Drugs
4. 2 genetic deletions in human genome linked to the development of aggressive prostate cancer
5. Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
6. In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
7. Huntingtons Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study
8. Study finds significant skull differences between closely linked groups
9. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
10. Swallowing exercises linked with short-term improvement among patients with head and neck cancer
11. Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
E-Records Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims
(Date:3/30/2015)... London, UK (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 ... data and analytics professionals search for their next career ... over the next few years for those with skills ... site, at http://www.1potato.com , is a jobs aggregator, ... around the globe and indexing them individually to help ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 ... for Americans to take stock of their eating habits and ... and long-term health in the future. According to a recent ... of daily calorie intake comes from snack food. Making healthy ... well-balanced diet, even for a busy society constantly on the ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... 2015 Elfster.com, the top-rated Secret Santa ... promotional plans to publicize its gift exchange generator technology ... Known as the leader in Secret Santa online gift ... adjacent markets can see the opportunities as well. , ... explained Peter Imburg, CEO of Elster.com. "With Christmas and ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... The culmination of one of the most exciting sporting ... Four invades Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis IN. The ... excitement, buzzer-beaters, and of course, upsets. Throughout the dozens of ... and future professional products have been seen. In the end, ... that advanced through their regional bracket with the hopes of ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... Ore. (PRWEB) March 29, 2015 Youth ... Marion counties in Oregon to assess the feasibility of ... with emotional and behavioral problems and their families. , ... to select participants that will be provided technical assistance ... Oregon counties join six other national awardees chosen by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Global Job Site Launched for Big Data and Analytics Job Seekers 2Health News:Benefits of Healthy Snacking — HealthyYOU Vending Machines Offer 21 Healthy Snack Selections for People on the Go 2Health News:Benefits of Healthy Snacking — HealthyYOU Vending Machines Offer 21 Healthy Snack Selections for People on the Go 3Health News:Gift Exchange Generator Promotion Achieves Early Success, Announces Elfster 2Health News:Cheap 2015 Final Four Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Kentucky Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers Final Four Tickets at Lucas Oil Stadium and Issues Valuable Promo Code 2Health News:Youth Villages Partners with Two Oregon Counties to Advance Pay-for-Success Model to Help At-Risk Youth 2Health News:Youth Villages Partners with Two Oregon Counties to Advance Pay-for-Success Model to Help At-Risk Youth 3Health News:Youth Villages Partners with Two Oregon Counties to Advance Pay-for-Success Model to Help At-Risk Youth 4
... ... there are 6 key components of a successful strategic workforce planning process,” stated Jim ... components of strategic workforce planning and provides guidelines for implementing each of those 6 ... Waco, ...
... All Allied ... the health care industry. , ... (PRWEB) August 19, 2009 -- Today, All Allied Health Schools announced the launch of a new ... latest developments in the health care industry--and how these changes will affect health care careers ...
... Computed tomography (CT) scans are responsible for more than ... medical imaging exams. However, a newly adapted low-dose technique ... to reduce patient radiation resulting from CT up to ... September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology ...
... led to fewer surgical deliveries, review shows , TUESDAY, ... increase the risk of Cesarean section delivery, according to ... Researchers reviewed available data on elective induction, in which ... it for medical reasons. Most of the studies included ...
... , , , ... Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced ... final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ... Clonidine TDS is a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim,s ...
... , CHICAGO, Aug. 18 Synch-Solutions is ... on Inc. magazine,s 2009 list of the 5,000 fastest ... Synch-Solutions, reflecting the company,s strong and steady advancement - even in ... and technology solutions for organizations across multiple industry sectors. "As an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Profiles International Releases New Study Identifying Key Factors for Strategic Workforce Planning 2Health News:All Allied Health Schools Launches "Health Care Community" 2Health News:All Allied Health Schools Launches "Health Care Community" 3Health News:Induced Labor May Prevent Need for Cesarean Section 2Health News:Par Pharmaceutical & Aveva Drug Delivery Systems Receive Final Approval to Market Generic Catapres TTS(R) 2Health News:Par Pharmaceutical & Aveva Drug Delivery Systems Receive Final Approval to Market Generic Catapres TTS(R) 3Health News:Synch-Solutions Named to Inc. Magazine's 2009 Ranking of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" ... today announced the issuance of an aggregate of 30,000 ... and an aggregate of 120,500 stock options to employees ... vest over three years and will be exercisable for ... of $1.40 per stock option. About Covalon ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 Object recognition technology ... visually impaired and elderly. The VelaSense ® ... to lead more independent, productive and fulfilling lives. VelaSense ... will allow users to identify objects from a one ... as create customized object databases for personal use. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... LAKE CITY , March 27, 2015 Dynatronics ... J. Linder has been appointed to the Company,s Board ... created by the death in November 2014 of board member ... Rich Linder to our Board of Directors represents ... Cullimore, Jr. , chairman and president of Dynatronics.  "Rich is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Covalon Announces Issuance of Stock Options 2VelaSense Object Recognition Technology for the Blind was unveiled at Baruch College's CCVIP 8th Annual Conference 2Dynatronics Announces Appointment of Richard J. Linder to Board of Directors 2