Patient access to medical records critical to spotting inaccuracies

Inaccuracies in patient medical records can cause life-long problems, according to Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who spoke this week at Health Datapalooza 2016 in the District of Columbia. He says it's becoming harder to trust the accuracy of information in the electronic health records of patients. "When I speak with patients, I find that their electronic medical record is littered with inaccuracies," he said. Certain aspects of the EHR, such as the ability to copy and paste, and auto-population features, lead to more inaccuracies than paper records. He suggests physicians capture the most important information and encourage patients to read their medical records. Read the full article at FierceHealthIT