Electronic Health Records Are One Reason that Physicians Wouldn’t Recommend the Profession

According to a new survey, 7 out of 10 doctors are unwilling to recommend the profession to family members due to frustrations with electronic health records (EHRs). Over 3,400 physicians were questioned, and about 54% of doctors stated that EHRs have a negative impact on the relationship between the physician and patient.

Other specific findings were identified. About 61% of doctors believe that electronic health records negatively impact workflow, with many suggesting that these requirements are a major source of job burnout. Specific surgeons identified electronic health records as a complete waste of time, saying it is inefficient to ask a physician to take on the role of scribe.

These findings were published on Healthcare Informatics on October 1, 2018.

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