EHRs Slow Physicians Down, Distract Them From Meaningful Face Time Caring For Patients

The ABC News (9/6, Mehta) website reports, “Interactions with physicians have dramatically changed since the introduction of electronic health records (EHRs), with the switch from paper intended to increase physician interactions with patients.” Now researchers have found that physicians “may spend nearly half their time documenting and performing administrative tasks rather than having face-to-face time with patients.”

STAT (9/6, Bush) reports, “Electronic health records slow doctors down and distract them from meaningful face time caring for patients,” researchers found in a “time and motion study published” in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Related Links:

— “Doctors May Spend Nearly Half Their Time on ‘Paperwork,’ Study Says,” DR. SHAILJA MEHTA, ABC News, September 6, 2016.

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