Pain points: EHRs’ impact on physician job satisfaction and burnout

Insight Article

Performance Management

Electronic Health Records

Although EHRs were designed to streamline patient documentation and provide increased access to patient information, EHR usage can lead to decreased physician satisfaction and quality of care.

Given that almost two hours of EHR and other desk tasks are needed for every hour of direct patient care time, as studied via time-motion research across multiple specialties,1 getting a handle on how EHR usage is affecting physician job satisfaction and quality of care is crucial.

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About the Author

Becky L. Ayers
Becky L. Ayers DHA, MHA, MBA, FACMPE
Chief Administrator Orthopedic Center of Florida Fort Myers, Fla.

Becky L. Ayers, FACMPE, can be reached at Bayers@ocfla.net

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