MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS DOUBLE FROM 2013 TO 2014—What’s Up with That?

Medial Malpractice

Unfortunately, many of us in healthcare documentation for most of our adult life saw this one coming... the rise of medical malpractice suits directly related to EHR utilization.  With an increasing number of providers expected/required to complete documentation concurrently with patient encounter, and patient access to a portal with detailed information after a few keystrokes, increased risk and litigation simply follow.  What’s next—Increased malpractice insurance costs?

Realization of the expected affirms Opti-Script’s journey from exclusively traditional transcription to inclusion of EHR validation to assure accurate, complete, and timely documentation of the patient encounter with TranScriptRx!  Our expert clinicians need freedom to do what they have trained to do—Then allow the documentation experts to complete the document!  

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/electronic-record-errors-growing-issue-in-lawsuits-117591.html

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