Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Copying Common in Electronic Medical Records

Stokes, Trevor. "Copying Common in Electronic Medical Records." Reuters. January 4, 2013.

From the article: "Most doctors copy and paste old, potentially out-of-date information into patients' electronic records, according to a new study looking at a shortcut that some experts fear could lead to miscommunication and medical errors…Using plagiarism-detection software, the researchers analyzed five months' worth of progress notes for 135 patients.

They found that 82 percent of residents' notes and 74 percent of attending physicians' notes included 20 percent or more copied and pasted material from the patients' records." Read more

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