Most Physicians Say Health IT Limits Time Available To Be Spent With Patients

HIT Consultant (4/13) reports that despite physicians’ increased use of information technology, “more than two-thirds (70 percent) of them believe that health IT has decreased the amount of time they spend with patients, according to a new survey by Accenture.” Additionally, while “EMR adoption rates have reached record highs,” the survey “found fewer physicians believe that EMRs has improved treatment decisions (46 percent in 2015 vs. 62 percent in 2012), reduced medical errors (64 vs. 72 percent) and improved health outcomes for patients (46 vs. 58 percent).”

Related Links:

— “#HIMSS15: 70% of Physicians Believe Health IT Decreased Patient Engagement,” Jasmine Pennic, HIT Consultant, April 13, 2015.

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