The healthcare industry is working to maximize efficiency, a task which affects every aspect of operations, down to copy and pasting. However, in the article by Health Leaders Media, there is a growing suspicion that copy and pasting records (EMR/EHR) can lead to inconsistent and inaccurate medical reporting. The article indicates that some hospitals use the same information across patients, but often forget to update the information, leading to unnecessary charges that have led to accusations of fraud. At a micro level, copy and pasting should cut back on wasting time, yet the contents of the information being reused can significantly alter the quality of care.
Has your hospital begun to monitor what can be copy and pasted?
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