Re: What's the alternative?
Totally agree having been a former developer of an EMR in the early days, taking a production tool away iss nonsense, and you only get that kind of knowledge spending a couple years with my beta doctor working hard to create a solution for "them"..something I think many forget, you are building a tool for the doctors and not creating for your own hat...
I really had to laugh when I saw all of this come out with restricting copy and paste, it's like trying to control what you can copy and paste into a world document but that's the thinking you get when you have non tech folks trying to solve such an issue..insanity:) I used to have some very heated session with those doctors too as they wanted the screens and functionality one way and due to privacy or just restrictions I could not do it "exactly" the way they wanted. Too bad the internet pushes this Burger King perception out there to the public in telling them they can have it their way..it's a joke and a bit media soap opera articles that draw attention. Reporters now are enjoying the pay for performance nutty analytics too out there if you have not take note...gotta get those hits to increase the revenue from that ad exposure. If you read the news it's all over the place so some agencies go for your emotional jugular and get you to comment and go wild with pouring out all those emotions.
So yes, the copy and paste deal it's a big joke to any who write software and to the doctors that use EMRs...and again come off the heads of folks who have no data logic and many of them who have never spent time with doctors observing what they do and how they do it. Had a CEO of a big firm tell me not too long ago that the folks that market the revenue accounting software just have not a clue on how difficult it is for doctors to document today and they just off in some other world when it comes to these discussion, totally out of looking at what the doctors do, just want that sale!
It falls back to a lot of quantitated justificaitons at time for things that are just not true..and thinking you can take copy and paste away, it is big joke. Here's some information about the rise of the journobot if you want to take a look and see how this works too..Charlie has a new book in the works at NYU with a chapter devoted to the rise of the journobt, I used a clip of one of his lectures on "context is everything" here.