Physicians identify gaps in the copy-and-paste function of EHRs

04/26/2010 | Healthcare IT News

In a recently published editorial, two doctors cited some problems with the copy-and-paste function of EHRs, including that it decreases the credibility of documented results and restricts proper coding, issues that an Israeli physician says he also discovered firsthand. To maximize the benefits of EHRs, the doctors suggested "enhancing both intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary communication," which can be achieved by changing "not only the health record but also the way we create it, evaluate it and use it."

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