Hospitals still struggle with errors in documentation (factual or in protocol) on paper records. EMR's can help restrict inappropriate abbreviations, for example, but the underlying laziness/ignorance is not addressed.
RN's will check a written order with a colleague using methods rife with confirmation bias. But who thinks the clean typeface of an EMR is going to address the documenting MD's carelessness when selecting a medication from a drop down menu?
CMS has the statistics (I don't). Why not report out hospital performance (quality indicators) and show who has EMR and who does not?
nice comment. I think most people who are in the industry especially in hospitals will have a different veiw than some of the folks making wild comments on this story. Epic is a small part of what could be real improvements in the delivery systems of healtcare...via technology usage.