By David Mittleman

As an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, I’ve spent a large portion of my career studying medical records on behalf of my clients. That used to mean hours upon hours of deciphering barely legible notes jotted by doctors, nurses, and technicians and trying to make sense of what they meant. With the advent of electronic medical records (EMR), reading charts has gotten easier. But is patient care suffering as a result?

Harder to Alter Records

I’ve previously written about altered medical records and after-the-fact changes to patients’ charts. When medical records were simply pen and …read more