The electronic health record offers numerous advantages over its paper counterpart: the ability to access a chart from any location; the opportunity for multiple viewers to read or contribute to a chart simultaneously; legibility; and the ease of incorporation of data into the note, without transcription error. Electronic charting is not without its pitfalls, however. Typing progress notes can be cumbersome, especially if data are not accessed easily while composing the note. Free terminals might be unavailable, and notes can disappear with the wrong click of a mouse.
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