Thomas Eric Duncan was very forthcoming that he was from Liberia. He informed the ER nurse of this on his first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. However, the doctor that provided care was not privy to that information. The workflow of using EHR caused the doctor to avoid looking at the screen that included travel history. Duncan was sent home with a diagnosis of sinusitis, exposing countless others to Ebola.
Requiring doctors to use EHR during patient care can cause serious medical malpractice. Not only does it take the doctor's focus away from the patient and onto the tablet, the multiple screens can cause important information to be missed. This is what happened in Duncan's case. This is what led to the possibility of many other people being exposed to the deadly virus.
We are getting new medical clients who have made errors due to this workflow, and want to return to the practice that has been around since Hippocrates, looking at the patient and his or her full history. With transcription services, the medical staff can focus on medical care, not the clerical work that EHR requires. Transcription Plus, LLC has the capability to interface with all EHR systems, and offers fast turnaround. Additionally, our medical specialists can view the multiple screens and contact the medical staff if there are inconsistencies. Contact us here for more information on how we can help you avoid these serious medical errors.
Mary A. Goehring
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