Copy and paste at your own risk: The dangers of electronic ‘plagiarism’
The medical record is the most important evidence in any medical negligence case. While it is true that only a small fraction of medical records will ever see the inside of a courtroom, you should always document assuming the chart in front of you could end up there. This requires time, original thought, accuracy, and completeness. Copying and pasting the electronic medical record, while superficially efficient, is the enemy of these goals, and could leave you like – Bradley Cooper in "The Words" – wondering what happened to your promising career. The full article is available here.