Journal Article

Errors in electronic health record–based data query of statin prescriptions in patients with coronary artery disease in a large, academic, multispecialty clinic practice.

Shin EY, Ochuko P, Bhatt K, et al. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7.

Though electronic health record (EHR) data is not always accurate, federal pay-for-performance programs rely on that data to determine reimbursement. The authors evaluated how their institution's EHR measured a common quality metric—statin prescription for coronary artery disease. Manual chart review determined that most EHR-detected prescribing failures were clinically correct care.