Errors in DoD’s new electronic health care records system raise concerns among providers

Information about patients’ health care isn’t always accurate or complete in the Defense Department’s new electronic records system, according to a survey of defense health care providers conducted by the Inspector General’s Office.

These digital records allow providers to share a patient’s information with other providers — both within and outside the military health care system. But mistakes and lapses have had an impact on doctors’ ability to provide quality patient care, according to the IG.

Nearly 58% percent of the survey respondents expressed concern with the accuracy and completeness of the electronic health records, auditors found, according to a

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