In every field, new technologies and tools are constantly being developed to increase accuracy and efficiency. The medical field is no exception. As more hospitals and clinics adopt widespread use of electronic health records there are additional tools that may also greatly help reduce instances of medication errors.
It is widely believed that digitizing medical records will reduce the number of medical malpractice claims in the long term. But, in the short term, chances are good that claims of medical negligence will actually increase.