EHR devours MD time

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Patient Care | 0 comments

EHR devours MD time

A new AMA-supported study found that physicians spend far more time working on electronic health records (EHRs) and desk work than they do meeting face to face with their patients. Published online Sept. 6 by Annals of Internal Medicine, the study, “Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties,” involved observations of 57 U.S. physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and orthopedics who were observed for a total of 430 hours, with 21 of them also completing after-hours diaries.


Click here to read the study summary and here for a link to the original study.

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