Conversion to electronic records piles work on top of care, doctors say |
The Argus Leader | argusleader.com
“Sanford has an EMR. Avera has an EMR. The VA has an EMR. None of the
systems talk to each other. I know for a lot of doctors, that is really
frustrating. It adds to their work,” he said.The Rand study said physicians
believe in the benefits. But the study finds that physicians think
electronic systems interfere with face-to-face conversation, require
doctors “to spend too much time on clerical work” and “degrade the accuracy
of medical records by encouraging template-generated notes,” according to a
summary from the state medical association.
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