32% of ophthalmic patients have medication discrepancies in EHRs, study finds

Eric Oliver - Print  |

A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that ophthalmology patient EHRs frequently had discrepancies between medications discussed in clinician notes and the actual medications on a medication list.

Researchers examined EHR-based medication information in EHRs of 53 patients treated for microbial keratitis between July 2015 and August 2018. Researchers discovered 32 percent of the patients had at least one medication mismatch in their record.

The findings were consistent with other studies that found EHR-based inconsistencies in documented medications.

More articles on surgical centers:
13 physicians join 3-way joint venture for orthopedics-focused ASC in Missouri: 5 key notes
What the rise in high-deductible health plans means for ASCs
The 3 revenue cycle benchmarks ASCs should track

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.