Electronic Health Records Increasingly Cited in Medical Malpractice Cases

According to a recent report by the Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, electronic health records are being cited with increasing frequency in medical malpractice cases. Doctors Company Medical Director David Troxel said that while the percentage of EHR-related lawsuits remains comparatively low, “this is going to become a bigger and bigger issue.”
The issues cited in the report include:

Faulty voice-recognition software;
Misinterpretation of EHR drop-down menus;
Reliance on outdated or incorrect records; and
Typos that led to medical errors