Hospital, office physicians have differing laments about electronic records
Providence, RI (July 5, 2017) – Researchers at Healthcentric Advisors and Brown University conducted a study that analyzed open-ended answers by 744 physicians to this question on a Rhode Island Department of Health survey in 2014: “How does using an EHR affect your interaction with patients?” The study reports widespread agreement among physicians that electronic health records (EHRs) can undermine their connection with patients. The analysis found, however, that hospital-based physicians most often focused on how EHRs take time away from patient contact, while office-based physicians most often lamented that EHRs detract from the quality of their patient interactions.
For more information
- Read the full article on the Brown University website
- Read the paper published on the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
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