The Role of EHRs on Physician Burnout

March 2, 2017 | James E. Tcheng, MD, FACC
Career Development

Physician burnout has many undesirable consequences, including negative impacts on the delivery and quality of patient care, physician career dissatisfaction and adverse effects on personal and family health and life. Poorly designed electronic health record (EHR) systems have worsened physician burnout by increasing physician workload and creating redundancy in the medical charting process. The health care regulatory environment has contributed to physician burnout by increasing the amount of administrative paperwork required for both billing purposes and quality of care monitoring. It is important for health care providers to explore ways that make the EHR system work for them. To read more click here >>>