Physician EHR Use

How Does Physician Burnout Impact Patient Care Access?

October 31, 2018 - Physician burnout is reaching new heights. And as more doctors look to make their next moves in a career that leaves them stressed and unsatisfied, the industry faces threats to patient care access. The physician burnout epidemic has reached unprecedented levels, data shows. The Biennial Survey of America’s Physicians, conducted in partnership between the Physicians Foundation...

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Does EHR Use Detract From Patient-Provider Communication?

by Sara Heath

EHRs may be doing more harm than good during the clinical encounter, as providers continue to assert that the tool takes away limited time for patient-provider communication during the clinical encounter, according to a survey from...

Patient Engagement Technology, EHRs Influence Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

Use of patient engagement technology, access to full medical records via EHRs, and other digital communication tools are a significant determinants of high patient satisfaction, according to a recent survey from Black Book. Specifically,...

Clinician EHR Demands Detract from Patient-Provider Relationship

by Sara Heath

Family practice clinicians spend more time documenting on the EHR than they do directly with their patients, underscoring a lapse in the patient-provider relationship, shows a study published in Family Medicine. EHRs have long received...

Transparent Patient-Provider Communication Reduces EHR Errors

by Sara Heath

The ability to acknowledge and be transparent about clinician EHR use is yet another skill clinicians need in their patient-provider communication toolbelts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Training Courses Useful for Supporting Patient-Centered EHR Use

by Sara Heath

A patient-centered EHR use training course may be effective in improving patient-provider relationships in the digital health age, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The EHR has become a mainstay...

3 Best Practices for Balancing EHR Use and Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals have been challenged with balancing EHR use and patient engagement during the clinical encounter as technology has evolved over the past 20 years. Providers face significant regulatory requirements for EHR use and...

House Bill Taps Medical Scribes to Support Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow VA clinicians to shift their focuses from the EHR onto driving stronger patient engagement, aiding a better care experience. The VA Medical Scribes Pilot Act of 2017 (HR 1848)...

Providers Would Like Changes to OpenNotes, Patient Data Access

by Sara Heath

Although up to 90 percent of providers think patient access to health data through programs like OpenNotes is a good idea, there are still several kinks in the program that must be worked out in order to enhance patient care, says an...

Strategies for Integrating EHR Use into Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

The rise of EHR use and health technology has posed some challenges in boosting patient engagement and patient-centered care, but providers are increasingly rising to these challenges and developing strategies to overcome them. In a...


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