EMRs and malpractice insurance?

First time I’ve seen a malpractice carrier lower rates for physicians who use electronic records:

Northwest Physicians Insurance Co., one of Oregon’s largest medical liability carriers, is offering discounts to doctors that use computerized personal health records and e-mail to communicate with patients.

Depending upon medical specialty, the discounts range from $375 to $2,250 annually. That’s potentially greater than the cost of the secure e-mail or personal health record system, which cost approximately $1 per doctor per day.

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