Residency

Incentive program helps eliminate ’copy and paste’ method in patient charts

Residency Program Insider, February 23, 2010

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Residency Program Insider!

Although residents see it as a time saver, copying and pasting information in electronic medical records into new section of a chart can perpetuate errors.

Physicians at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are trying to eliminate this bad habit by offering residents incentives for writing proper notes, according to a MedCity News article.
First-year residents can earn incentives by writing four consecutive notes about a patient.

Program directors or faculty review and score the notes and give the residents feedback. The resident with the highest score receives a $25 gift certificate to a movie theater, the article explains.

Read more about the program from MedCity News.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Residency Program Insider!

Most Popular