A recent editorial in the American Journal of Medicine suggests that  the copy and paste function of an EHR is a major concern for maintaining the credibility and accuracy of digitized patient data. The article states that the hazardous functions of copy-and-paste could include problem lists that do not change; copying of notes/errors by house staff; and the loss of the narrative in the patient’s chart documentation.

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