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Study: clinicians copy and paste about half of text in EHR progress notes.

Wang MD, Khanna R, Najafi N. Characterizing the Source of Text in Electronic Health Record Progress Notes. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017;177(8). doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1548.

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June 14, 2017
Wang MD, Khanna R, Najafi N. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017;177.

The use of copy and paste is a popular time-saving mechanism to update electronic medical documentation, but this practice can introduce risks. This news article reports on various resources that explore problems associated with the copying and pasting in electronic health records, including a recent study that highlighted how this practice can perpetuate incomplete or wrong information into patient records.

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Wang MD, Khanna R, Najafi N. Characterizing the Source of Text in Electronic Health Record Progress Notes. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017;177(8). doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1548.