Study: Proper EHR documentation can reduce diagnosis errors

Much of the literature on medical errors has focused on medication administration and adherence to clinical guidelines for various procedures. Though misdiagnosis remains a huge problem in medicine, it has received less attention. A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Gorden Schiff and Dr. David W. Bates of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston examines how clinical documentation in electronic health records can help reduce diagnostic errors. FierceHealthIT

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