Summer 2018 Introduction

The Summer 2018 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a literature review examining the extent of recent ransomware infections in healthcare settings as well as a study designed to develop and assess a protocol for fibromyalgia treatment through the use of EMR templates.

The authors of the study “Malpractice Cases Involving Allergy Information in Electronic Health Records: Implications for Safer Systems,” analyzed a large database of medical malpractice claims, focusing on allergy cases involving allergy health information systems that resulted in patients’ harm. In one-third of the cases, allergy information systems were identified as the main cause of the malpractice issue. The main allegation category was medication related. Although this study identified only a small number of cases, most of the cases resulted in medium or high patient harm. The results of this study highlight the critical need for safer and more interoperable allergy health information systems. Read the full issue here. Learn more about submission guidelines here.

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