Part 1: The Future of EHRs

What if your EHR helped improve patient connection and care?

With the onus of electronic documentation on physicians, you’re probably shouldering a heavy administrative load during and after work hours. A 2017 study found that, on average, primary care physicians spend half of their day on “desktop medicine,” which includes activities such as typing progress notes, ordering labs, refilling prescriptions, sending messages to patients and staff, and reviewing test results. Sound familiar? 

“Physicians live the promise of information technology within their personal lives, but their professional lives lack the technology that increases efficiencies and expands capabilities,” says Steven Waldren, MD, MS, the AAFP’s vice president and chief medical informatics officer.

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