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September 2018

Medical Students Have Frustrations With EHRs Too

By Paul R. DeMuro, Ph.D., Ruchik Patel

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report

Often, physicians voice many concerns about the electronic health records (EHRs) with which they are directed to work. One hears that the EHRs do not facilitate a clinician’s workflow. They are not physician friendly because physicians’ input was not solicited. They were designed for billing, not for patient care. Data is in different forms, structured and unstructured. Many older physicians are not as familiar adapting to technology as younger people. Clinicians spend countless hours at a computer screen which adversely affects the time that they can spend with their patients. Their patients would rather look at their physician rather than have him or her looking at their computer screens when he or she is in their office.