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Survey Outlines EMRs' Impact on Malpractice

August 7, 2007
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The current status of EMRs and their impact on malpractice risk has been outlined in a recent joint survey conducted by the Medical Records Institute Inc. (Boston, Mass.) and Professional Risk Associates Inc. (Midlothian, Va.).

According to both companies, key findings of the survey include:

  • Of the 62 percent of respondents with EMR systems, over two-thirds have stand-alone systems.

  • Nearly two-thirds of physicians indicated their providers use an EMR system.

  • Approximately a quarter of those who have EMR systems complained the system does not have the functions they need, and a similar percentage stated they did not receive adequate training.

  • Nearly 20 percent of respondents stated their malpractice insurer offers a discount for having an EMR System, and 45 percent believe EMRs will make them less vulnerable to malpractice cases.

  • Among one-fifth who have had a malpractice case in which documentation was based on the EMR, 55 percent said the EMR was helpful.
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