Six EHR-related malpractice landmines to avoid

Chris Mazzolini

Chris Mazzolini is the editorial director of Medical Economics

EHRs are increasingly leading to malpractice lawsuits. Here are six issues to avoid.

EHRs are increasingly leading to malpractice lawsuits. While EHR-related lawsuits still make up only a small number of lawsuits, user error is the cause of 64 percent of EHR-related malpractice claims, according to the Doctors Company. Practices need to focus on eliminating several common problems, mostly tied to user actions, which have led to the majority of EHR-related suits.

Here are six EHR landmines physicians should avoid.