Why EHRs are exacerbating today’s physician burnout epidemic
DOTmed Healthcare Business News
[This article was written by PatientKeeper CMO Christopher Maiona, M.D.]
The problem of physician burnout is all over the news and has attained “crisis” proportions. According to the American Medical Association, roughly 50 percent of physicians have or are experiencing it.
Even more startling, 30 percent of practicing physicians say they wouldn’t choose a career in medicine if they could start over again. The mindset of future physicians isn’t much better. One in four final-year residents already regret going into medicine, despite being such a hot commodity in today’s job market.
Recognizing a problem is the first step toward solving it, and thankfully, hospital executives have noticed this one.