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Healthcare System Alerts and Warnings for 2013

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Updated January 02, 2013

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Electronic Health Records - Watch for Mistakes

Across the United States, more and more doctor practices are implementing electronic medical records, shifting what they used to track on paper to computer systems.

Most doctors are very unhappy about this shift because there is a steep learning curve (not to mention the major expense.) While I don't have a lot of patience for their discontent, I am very aware of the mistakes that are being made as current records are being transcribed and uploaded, and as new records are being added.

Many mistakes are being made!

Smart patients know to access their medical records, whether they are paper or electronic, then to review them for errors and make corrections when needed.

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