Columbus Lawyer Sara Jodka was quoted in the Healthcare Risk Management article titled, “Lawsuit Claims EHR Dangerous to Patients, Could Affect Hospitals”.
The article discusses the class-action lawsuit that eClinical Works, an electronic health record vendor, is facing and advises hospitals on the proper steps they should take to not become embroiled in such litigation.
“The difficult issues for patients and hospitals is determining where the error occurred. This leaves hospitals as the first stop in the named defendant list in a lawsuit. Typically, the patient will not know the issue was the result of an EHR software issue, but will think it is a doctor medical malpractice issue,” Ms. Jodka says. “In most cases, the EHR software issue will not shake out until later, leaving the patient and the hospital engaging in even more litigation to get the EHR included in the suit.”
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