The electronic medical record was implemented to try and reduce the number of medical errors by providing continuity of care as well as a solution to the problem of deciphering illegible handwriting.  Over the past several years, most physician offices and hospitals have converted to utilizing this type of charting system.  However, in a study…

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According to a poll run by Pat Iyer, the top four attorney concerns about medical records were reading the handwriting on manually written medical records, the lack of uniformity of charting systems, knowing whether certified copies are complete, and that the electronic medical records provide little insight. Poor Handwriting Reading handwriting in written medical records…

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