EM1902H "A Collegial Debate: Copy & Paste—To Do or Not to Do" (IM GR022219)

Copy and paste (C&P) is on the forefront of minds due to increasing use, focus on meaningful notes, and worry about its misuse. C&P has received attention from AHIMA, TJC, CMS, OIG, and the National Patient Safety Foundation. Listen to an all-out debate regarding C&P; physicians representing pro-C&P and anti-C&P will stimulate thought and discussion as organizations determine their own approach to C&P and develop strategy to mitigate its risks.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss recommendations and guidelines from US regulatory bodies regarding the safe use of copy and paste.
  • Outline the pros and cons of copy and paste and explain how one large academic safety net organization approached the use of it.
  • Identify strategies to decrease the burden of copy and paste, including strategies to utilize new Epic functionalities.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Nainesh Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine-PHHS

Brett Moran, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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