Will Electronic Medical Records Reduce Malpractice Risks?

By | Medical Malpractice

In recent years, the federal government has pushed clinics and hospitals to adopt electronic medical records systems. Proponents argued that the systems would make medical practices more efficient and reduce the risk of doctor errors. Others, however, weren’t so sure. They worried that new electronic systems could lead to a whole slew of inadvertent mistakes. Thankfully, these fears are not coming true. In fact, a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that doctors who use electronic medical records are actually 84 percent less likely to be sued for medical malpractice than doctors who use traditional paper…

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