This blog is for my friends in the medical industry.
A new study provides evidence that physicians could make fewer mistakes on the job by abandoning paper-based medicine in favor of electronic health records. The study, published in the November issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that electronic health records may prevent medical errors and malpractice claims.
Researchers do know that electronic records improve communication by (among other things) making it unnecessary to decipher someone else’s handwriting, he said. Poor communication, in my experience, often lead to medical mistakes and malpractice suits.
I tip my hat to our local “healthcare giant” Carilion Health System in its progress toward the us of electronic medical records.