Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In A Piece of My Mind, Dr Hirschtick brings attention to the serious issue of clinical documentation quality in the electronic medical record (EMR) era.1 His observations about the effects of computerized physician documentation are insightful and capture some of the frustration that physicians are experiencing. However, the issues raised are actually more complex than his essay might suggest.
Yackel TR, Embi PJ. Copy-and-Paste-and-Paste. JAMA. 2006;296(19):2315-2316. doi:10.1001/jama.296.19.2315-a