Electronic Health Records Creating a ‘New Era’ of Health Care Fraud, Officials Say

“The Justice Department accused eClinicalWorks, an EHR company whose medical software is used by 130,000 providers, of rigging the government’s certification test, claims the company has denied. eCW settled the case for $155 million in 2017.The concern is not just over wasteful spending of tax dollars. EHRs monitor the medicines people take and their vital signs, so software glitches that prevent doctors from accessing files quickly, that mix up patients or send vital test results to the wrong file can contribute to serious injuries, or even deaths.”

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