IT group warns about copy and paste function in EHRs

03/27/2014 | Health Data Management

A position statement was released by the American Health Information Management Association to alert stakeholders to risks associated with the use of EHRs' copy and paste functionality. The group also calls for the development of best practices to ensure that the functionality will not affect the integrity of health information or quality of clinical documentation. "Misuse of this functionality has the potential to result in or contribute to several overarching challenges, with implications for the quality and safety of patient care, medical-legal integrity of the health record, and fraud and abuse allegations," AHIMA stated.

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