Unanticipated Issues Implementing EHRs – Review of Ophthalmology

A new survey suggests that electronic health records can affect productivity and introduce new errors in patient charts.

This article answers the following questions:

  • Are physicians satisfied with the introduction of electronic health records (EHR) to their practices?
  • Are there other unintended consequences associated with EHR?
  • What types of errors have been noted by regulators?
  • Do we need to populate every exam element at each encounter documented on our EHR?
  • Some systems utilize macros triggered by a single word or keystroke which place a long, detailed note in the medical record about a discussion with the patient related to a specific disease or treatment. Does this present any issues?
  • Are there any concerns with the copy-paste function available on my EHR?
  • How do I make a correction in my EMR?
  • Has CMS published any guidance regarding corrections in an EMR?

This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:


See page 16.

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