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Electronic medical records causing problems

Posted: April 21, 2010 | Tags: electronic medical records, Huffington Post Investigative Fund, stimulus

Problems with electronic medical records systems may have led to some deaths.

Huffington Post Investigative Fund reporters Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz write in a new story about potential risks patients might face from electronic medical records systems.

Among their findings: "Scores of reports on file with the Food and Drug Administration detail consequences to patients when an electronic medical record system fails. Those reports, reviewed by the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, show that a central function of the record systems, known as computerized provider order entry, or CPOE, has been linked to instances in which patients died or suffered serious injuries."

Schulte began reporting on the issues relatied to the stimulus-funded drive to move all medical records to online systems last fall for the Investigative Reporting Workshop in stories co-published with the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.




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