Report IDs cases of EHRs not flagging serious radiology findings

04/1/2014 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Information from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sheds light on problems with EHR implementation and patient harm. The report lists issues such as improper risk categorization, failure to flag potentially serious findings from radiology and cardiology diagnostics, and prescription errors. In one case, a patient was released after a carotid ultrasound showed massive blockage. The findings were not highlighted in the EHR system, so there was little scrutiny of the case. The patient had a stroke and died a week later.

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