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.
SAFER Guides for Electronic Health Record Implementation and Use
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released the Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) Guides. The free guides—which can be downloaded as PDF files or used online—provide a well-organized work plan for tackling the organizational complexities of EHR implementation and use.
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.
Analysis of EHR-Related Claims
The Doctors Company studied 97 closed medical malpractice claims in which electronic health records (EHRs) were a contributing factor, revealing the top patient allegations and the most common factors that lead to patient injury. This two-part video series analyzes the growing risk of EHRs in malpractice claims and features several examples of EHR-related claims.
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.
Electronic Health Record 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.
Electronic Health Record Risks
Medical Director David Troxel, MD, discusses the benefits and risks of EHRs.
The Internet: Friend or Foe to Physicians
This article advises physicians about issues surrounding Internet review sites used by consumers.
A Tragic Lesson in Drug Safety
Be alert to the dangers of not being fully knowledgeable about a prescribed medication.