Study: EHRs May Erode Quality of Care via Physician Burnout

Mayo study links EHRs with physician burnout

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The hours upon hours of EHR box-checking and data entry are taking a major toll on U.S. physicians, according to new research in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

“Electronic health records hold great promise for enhancing coordination of care and improving quality of care,” says Tait Shanafelt, MD, Mayo Clinic physician and lead author of the study, said in astatement. “In their current form and implementation, however, they have had a number of unintended negative consequences including reducing efficiency, increasing clerical burden and increasing the risk of burnout for physicians.”

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