The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently issued a seven page position statement, titled Appropriate Use of the Copy and Paste Functionality in Electronic Health Records, in which it is concluded that “[t]he use of copy/paste functionality in EHRs should be permitted only in the presence of strong technical and administrative controls.”  The AHIMA stated that “the efficiency and time savings benefits” of the copy/paste functionality should be weighed “against the potential for creating inaccurate, fraudulent, or unwieldy documentation.”