Electronic Health Record
and Telemedicine Resource Center
As an acknowledged leader in the patient safety movement, we identify developing issues before they become threats and give you the tools you need to reduce risk. Our e-risk resource center can help you avoid the potential liability risks associated with new e-technologies.
New Tools to Protect Patient Data on Mobile Devices
HHS has launched an education initiative that includes online resources and practical tips for protecting the privacy and security of health information on mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
Medical eRisk Considerations
This 2010 update from the iHealth Alliance addresses the unique concerns and risks inherent in the use of electronic health records and online services.
Telemedicine: Creates Efficiencies, Requires Caution
Telemedicine allows physicians to reach patients in rural areas and helps busy practices manage increasing patient volume, but the use of Skype and other Webcam technologies for patient care requires specific considerations.
E-prescribing Malpractice Risks
Doctors should be aware of the malpractice risks related to e-prescribing.
Electronic Medical Record and Social Media Malpractice Risks
This article addresses liability exposures associated with new technologies used by physicians.
Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published an online resource to help physicians and organizations anticipate, avoid, and address problems that can occur when implementing and using an EHR.
Be Aware of the Dangers of Blogging and Social Networking
An alert to make physicians aware of the risks of violating patient confidentiality and privacy by blogging and using social networking sites.
RxEvent.org—An Online Service for Reporting Adverse Drug Events
Learn about RxEvent, the adverse event reporting service to collect and distribute adverse drug events. Link directly to RxEvent.org.
Electronic Health Record Risks
Medical Director David Troxel, MD, discusses the benefits and risks of EHRs.
EHR “Meaningful Use”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a final rule to implement the electronic health record incentive program.
Ensuring Safe Electronic Medical Records
This data security tip suggests ways to ensure the security of electronic medical records.
Risk Tip: Personal Health Records
These tips help practitioners become familiar with some of the liability concerns introduced by personal health records.
The Internet: Friend or Foe to Physicians
This article advises physicians about issues surrounding Internet review sites used by consumers.
Know the Label: FDA-Approved Electronic Drug Label Updates and Free CME
The Doctors Company has partnered with PDR Network to help physicians improve knowledge of FDA prescribing changes to existing prescription labels and meet CME requirements.
A Tragic Lesson in Drug Safety
Be alert to the dangers of not being fully knowledgeable about a prescribed medication.