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Could your EHR also be a health hazard?

The healthcare industry is pushing providers to digitize their records, but can electronic health record (EHR) systems pose threats to patients’ health in addition to their privacy? 

EHR risks identified from malpractice claims analysis

In 2012, 44% of U.S. hospitals had at least a basic electronic health records (EHR) system. Not surprisingly, that number will grow as EHRs offer many benefits such as improving quality and safety, and reducing costs. Unfortunately, they also come with some major problems thanks to human error and technology glitches.