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Study: EHRs bloat clerical workload for docs

September 06, 2016 /

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, used trained observers to document how 57 U.S. physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and orthopedics spent their time. In addition, 21 of them completed after-hours diaries. “This study reveals what many physicians are feeling--data entry and administrative tasks are cutting into the doctor-patient time that is central to medicine and a primary reason many of us became physicians,” AMA Immediate Past President Steven Stack said in a statement.