News and Insights
Visit regularly for up-to-date information on relevant news, firm announcements and additions to our AZ Health Law Blog.
Electronic Health Records: Legal Risks of Documentation Shortcuts
The use of electronic health records (EHRs) by physicians, hospitals, and other providers has dramatically increased in recent years. The federal government reports that 78% of office-based physicians are now using some type of EHR, up from only 18% in 2001. Additionally, while only 9% of hospitals had adopted EHRs in 2008, more than 80% are now meaningfully using the technology.
 Hsiao CJ, Hing E. ”Use and characteristics of electronic health record systems among office-based practices: United States, 2001-2013.” NCHS data brief, no 143. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.
 Press Release, United States Department of Health & Human Services, “Doctors and hospitals’ use of health IT more than doubles since 2012.” (May 22, 2013).