EHRs…resist temptation to cut corners.
Special to Dermatology Times – Along with the advantages that electronic health records (EHRs) provide, experts say, comes the potential for errors often created by inattention.
"Sometimes, simple things work just fine," says Eliot Mostow, M.D., M.P.H. He is professor and chair of dermatology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and associate clinical professor of dermatology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
For example, says Dr. Mostow, an 8 x 11" checklist posted in exactly the right place can work wonders. Conversely, "Sometimes it's harder to do things on an EHR than to keep track of them on a simple paper."
With that in mind, he and Stephen Helms, M.D., offer the following EHR advice:
Drs. Helms and Mostow report no relevant financial interests.
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