Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dictation Degrades EHR Accuracy

Pulley, John. "Dictation Degrades EHR Accuracy." Nextgov, May 23, 2012.

From the article: "Patient care is “significantly worse” when doctors dictate their notes into electronic health records compared with two other common forms of documenting care, according to a study published online this week by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

The findings suggested that doctors “who more intensely interact” with EHRs based on their style of documentation “may pay greater attention to coded fields and clinical decision support and thus may deliver higher quality care,” according to the article abstract." Read more

See also
Linder, Jeffrey, A., Schnipper, Jeffrey, L. and Middleton, Blackford. "Research and Applications: Method of Electronic Health Record Documentation and Quality of Primary Care."  J Am Med Inform Assoc, May 19, 2012.