Early in my blogging career, I wondered about the impact of EHRs on malpractice rates. I even spoke to a couple of friends who worked for carriers, but at the time it was a bit too early for anyone to really know where the risk would arise.
Fast forward from 2005 to 2013 and Health Data Management has a wonderful article in their October issue titled The Weight of the IT Evidence: Why EHRs won't reduce your malpractice premiums. The article is full of great advice that will help risk managers and providers better assess their risk. It covers plaintiff attorney strategies, provider shortcuts that create problems, limitations in the technology, e-discovery challenges. I can't repeat all of the details here, so please read the entire article.