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Study: Clinicians copy-and-paste nearly half of EHR progress notes

from FierceHealthcare

Despite the risks associated with copying and pasting patient information into EHRs, new research shows more than 80 percent of the text in progress notes is either carried over or imported by clinicians. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center reviewed more than 23,000 progress notes over an eight-month period. On average, clinicians manually entered just 18 percent of the text in each progress note, while 46 percent was copied and 36 percent was imported, according to results published in JAMA Internal Medicine. more

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