Five Strategies for Successful EHR Documentation

Video Discusses How to Mitigate Risks When Documenting in Patient Records

Napa, California—July 2, 2013—Strategies to mitigate liability risks when documenting in electronic health records (EHRs) is the subject of a video released today by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

In “Five Strategies for Successful EHR Documentation,” Julie J. Song, MPH, patient safety/risk management account executive at The Doctors Company, discusses best practices when documenting in patient records:

  • Audit frequently.
  • Establish policy.
  • Know whom to contact.
  • Select a vendor with good customer service.
  • Customize forms and templates.

The Future of Health Care Survey, conducted by The Doctors Company, found that nearly half of the 5,000 physicians nationwide who responded have either implemented EHRs or are planning to do so,” said Stacy Schultz, vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “With the growing use and importance of EHRs, we are pleased to provide expert insights on ways to mitigate liability risks that are inherent in the digitization of patient records.”



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About The Doctors Company
Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 73,000 members and $4 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.

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