Doctors less satisfied, more burned out with electronic records


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  • Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

Most doctors who use electronic health records and order entry software tend to be less satisfied with how much time they spend on clerical tasks and are at higher risk of burnout than others, according to a new study. 

Electronic health records – EHR for short – are “focused on documentation for billing as opposed to efficient and effective documentation of clinical care,” said Dr Ann O’Malley of Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C., who was not part of the new study. 

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