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December 12, 2012

Electronic Medical Records and Hospital Progress Notes

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York (

JAMA. 2012;308(22):2336-2337. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14495

To the Editor: Dr Hirschtick's essay1 on the influence of electronic medical records (EMRs) on hospital progress notes was an unjustified capitulation. The hazards of charting within the EMR have been well known for a decade.2,3

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