Electronic health records ‘inflict enormous pain’ on health care providers. Here’s how we got into this mess
Electronic health records ‘inflict enormous pain’ on doctors. It’ll take more than stopwatches to learn why
lectronic health records slow doctors down and distract them from meaningful face time caring for patients.
That is the sad but unsurprising finding of a time and motion study published in Tuesday’s Annals of Internal Medicine. A team of researchers determined that physicians are spending almost half of their time in the office on electronic health records (EHRs) and desk work and just 27 percent on face time with patients — which is what the vast majority of doctors went into medicine to do. Once they get home, they average another one to two hours completing EHRs.Read More On www.statnews.com
Categories Healthcare IT