EHRs and Medical Liability

New technology raises new concerns

Thomas B. Fleeter, MD

As electronic health records (EHRs) become a fact of life in a modern medical practice, concerns increase about new risks for medical liability related to their use. Although payers, the federal government, and healthcare systems tout the value of EHRs, many physicians remain skeptical about the value and time savings that supposedly accompany EHRs.

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