Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
New research performed in Massachusetts shows that medical malpractice complaints can fall greatly once physicians began using electronic records. Although the study gave no indication that the two are directly connected, research reveals that electronic records can help prevent medical mistakes.
Electronic medical records are accessible through a computer and allow doctors to view potential medication issues easier, including allergies and side effect conflicts between certain medications.
The communication from doctor to doctor is also easier with the use of electronic records and therefore could help reduce the misinterpretation of records and diagnostic mistakes. The researchers in this study believe that switching to electronic records from paper records could reduce malpractice claims by 84 percent.
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