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The spread of electronic medical records has at least one Atlanta doctor concerned about the accuracy of information on patient files and the effect of faulty info on potential malpractice. A top Emory doctor and administrator says the system is not perfect, but patients are far safer with complete medical histories available on computer.
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By Melody T. McCloud
Because someone rammed her SUV into my car, this physician-surgeon has, of late, been a patient at physicians’ offices and outpatient surgical centers. While medical sights and sounds don’t scare me, something about electronic medical records does.
I love my profession. I am a stickler for accuracy, and I like reviewing patient charts. I’ve always secured a copy of my own medical records: I like being an informed patient. It was sometimes difficult to decipher doctors’ scribble, but I could note the accurate documentation of my “HPI” — history