Doctors frustrated that electronic records steal time from patients

From Reuters:

EHRs were developed in response to federal government financial incentives aimed at facilitating the exchange of health information, reducing medical errors and improving care. But they can strain clinical encounters, Gardner and colleagues write in a new study in the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics.

Researchers asked doctors licensed to practice in Rhode Island the question: “How does using an EHR affect your interaction with patients?”

They got an earful.

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