In the August issue of Legal Review & Commentary, in the story “Failure to update a patient’s EHRs leads to $35.4 million verdict against hospital,” we should have said that the plaintiff’s brain abnormalities required her treating physician to record her condition on a paper Problem List. When electronic health records (EHRs) were introduced, information on the Problem List was entered into an EHR, which physicians subsequently treating the woman were able to review as part of a review of all of her EHRs. Unfortunately, her primary physician failed to note the brain abnormality on the Problem List, which also led to the information not being fed into the EHR, and, in turn, to her future obstetrician being unaware of it.
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