A new report from NIST explores the use of “copy and paste” functionality, specifically how it may lead to errors that could affect patient safety.
If a provider is sued for medical malpractice, an improper alteration of the patient’s medical record may very well destroy his or her ability to defend the case. This is true even if the medical care in question was entirely appropriate.
MLMIC recognizes the “copy and paste” function of EHRs offers convenience and efficiency, but it also poses unique liability risks.
In response to the increased prevalence of electronic health records (EHR) and some questions about the possible risks, we prepared a Special Edition of Dateline.