1 in 5 patients have noticed an error in their EHRs, survey shows

As the use of EHRs has increased within health systems, some patients have expressed concern about privacy and accuracy issues, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's January 2019 Health Tracking Poll.

The number of poll respondents who said their health providers use EHRs has increased from 46 percent in 2009 to 88 percent in 2019.

Twenty-one percent of respondents said they have noticed an error in their individual medical records. The types of errors participants noticed centered on incorrect information in the following areas:

9 percent: Medical history
5 percent: Personal information
3 percent: Lab results
3 percent: Medication/prescription information
1 percent (or less): Billing errors/issues

To view the full report, click here.

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