Electronic Health Records: Pitfalls & Possibilities in the Digital Age

Release Date: December 1, 2018
Expiration Date: November 30, 2021
Format: Enduring
Credit: 1.0 CME or 1.0 CDE

Faculty/Course Developers

Patient Safety & Risk Solutions Team

Program Details

Electronic health record (EHR) systems have become commonplace in healthcare organizations. Although physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals have seen the benefits of these systems, they also have noted numerous challenges with EHR functions, capabilities, and overall effect. Similarly, EHRs have presented new issues in relation to malpractice liability. The publications presented in this activity — Electronic Health Records: Patient Safety and Liability Concerns and Using an EHR System as a Quality Improvement Tool in Your Healthcare Practice — examine various risk factors associated with EHRs as well as ways to use the technology for auditing and quality improvement.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the activities associated with the two-phase approach to EHR implementation/conversion
  2. Understand how poor documentation practices in EHRs can contribute to patient harm and professional liability
  3. Identify strategies to address alert fatigue triggered by EHR systems
  4. Articulate the key components of an audit policy
  5. Describe how an EHR system can assist with data collection and auditing
  6. Explain the importance of a comprehensive auditing process that culminates in data analysis, communication of results, and development and implementation of corrective actions 

CE and Premium Credit Details

MedPro Group is pleased to offer insureds an opportunity to earn continuing education hours. There is no cost for this test or the corresponding CE credit. Please make sure you have viewed the activity completely before taking this test. If you pass the test with a score of 70 percent or higher, you will be issued 1.0 CE credit(s) and can print a copy of the CE certificate for your education files.

Program Approval

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MedPro Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MedPro Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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MedPro Group is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2022. Provider ID# (218784)

MedPro Group designates this continuing dental education activity, as meeting the criteria for up to 1.0 hours of continuing education credits. Doctors should claim only those hours actually spent in the activity.

Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Osteopathic physicians, nonphysician doctors, and advanced practice healthcare professionals may take the test and submit their certificates to their professional CE accrediting bodies for review and consideration.

Premium Credit

This activity offers 1 hour of risk education credit with full documented participation. MedPro Group insureds who successfully complete this activity might be eligible to apply earned risk education hours toward a premium credit.

Approval by MedPro Group does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board. Premium credit eligibility and amount are subject to state insurance filings and policy type. Completion of a risk management course does not imply or guarantee renewal.

To learn more about premium credit eligibility, contact MedPro Group's Customer Service Team at 800-463-3776.

Commercial Support and Faculty Disclosure

MedPro Group developed this CE activity without commercial support. CE planners, content developers, editors, committee members, and MedPro Group Patient Safety & Risk Solutions staff report that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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The information and guidance provided here should not be construed as medical or legal advice. Because the facts applicable to your situation may vary, or the regulations applicable in your jurisdiction may differ, please contact your attorney or other professional advisors if you have any questions related to your legal or medical obligations or rights, state or federal laws, contract interpretation, or other legal questions.

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