Curtailing copy-and-paste documentation within the EHR
October 2017 – For years, health care experts and professional associations have warned providers of the dangers of copy-and-paste documentation within the EHR. Yet HIM professionals and others continue to talk about it, voice frustration, and reluctantly deal with the consequences of using it.
Might the conversation evolve as best practice strategies begin to emerge? What can organizations do to adapt documentation practices, and will the shift toward value-based reimbursement help steer the industry in the right direction?