EHR-based chart biopsies may affect care quality, study finds

09/18/2012 | InformationWeek

Hospital physicians use EHRs to do "chart biopsies" of patients admitted from the emergency department, which may affect quality of care and patient hand-offs, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Researchers found chart biopsies are used to get an overview of the patient, prepare for hand-offs and care, and to defend against biases based on initial diagnoses from ED physicians.

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