Patients lie on EMRs

Total honesty may not have been among resolutions for 2015: Healthcare Informatics reported in December that a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine showed that almost 50% of surveyed patients kept “clinically sensitive information” out of their electronic medical records.

The Clemson University research team found that over the six-month clinical trial that the majority of patients hid information from all or some of their providers. Among the omitted data points: issues around sexually transmitted disease and substance abuse.

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