- Computer glitches and design flaws, such as a restrictive drop down menu, which can cause medical errors
- The "transparency" of EHRs themselves, which makes it harder to hide mistakes or sloppy work habits
- The increased documentation requirements and resulting desire to use templates and other shortcuts, which can lead to discrepancies in the EHR
- The inability of EHRs to catch some errors, such as dosage mistakes
HIM-HIPAA Insider , August 13, 2015
Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering says the compromised PHI may have included patients' names, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, birthdates, medical conditions, and lab results.
- By Mike Orcutt on August 11, 2015