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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Safe practices for copy and paste in the EHR. Systematic review, recommendations, and novel model for health IT collaboration.

Tsou AY, Lehmann CU, Michel J, et al. Applied clinical informatics. 2017;8:12-34.

The copy-and-paste phenomenon represents one of the unintended consequences of electronic health record implementation and may introduce risks to patient care. The authors of this systematic review concluded that though copying and pasting information is common, the evidence supporting an adverse impact on patient safety remains limited.