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.