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.
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.
Read the full report:
Analysis of EHR Contributing Factors in Medical Professional Liability Claims
by David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors
Watch This Video Series to Learn More
This two-part video series analyzes the growing risk of EHRs in malpractice claims and features several examples of EHR-related claims.
- Take advantage of these valuable resources
from the Office of the National Coordinator for
Health Information Technology (ONC) and HealthIT.gov.
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.
New Tools to Protect Patient Data on Mobile Devices
The Department of Health and Human Services (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 smartphones.
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.
CME Programs for EHR
These CME activities are designed to help you navigate the new world of Telemedicine and Electronic Health Record use and implementation.
At the End of Day: You and Your EHR
Electronic Health Record Risks
Navigating the Storm: Electronic Health Record Risks
Risk Prevention Tips for the Digital Age: E-mail, Texting, and Social Media
Telemedicine: New Tools, Emerging Risks