An estate of a cancer patient, Stjepan Tot, filed a class action lawsuit against eClinicalWorks. The estate maintains the patient could not refer to earlier cancer symptoms due to faulty meaningful use software.
eClinicalWorks is hit with a class action lawsuit since the patients can no longer trust the accuracy of their medical records. The lawsuit point towards the flaws in the software clearly, defying the meaningful use core objectives.
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Kristina Tot, who represents Stjepan Tot estate, filed the lawsuit in New York’s Southern District. She claimed $999 million in monetary damages for gross negligence. Furthermore, the lawsuit also states that Stjepan Tot died because of cancer.
He could not search his electronic medical records to ascertain when was the first diagnosed with cancer. As there was no accuracy in the display of the medical records.