Opening Health IT, EHR Market to Spur Improved Clinical Productivity

EHR Intelligence: Opening Health IT, EHR Market to Spur Improved Clinical Productivity

In a recent JAMA op-ed, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Medicine Professor and Chair Robert M. Wachter, MD, and Google Research Chief Clinical Strategist Michael D. Howell, MD, listed several reasons why clinicians should remain optimistic about the potential for health IT and digitization to improve care delivery despite rising rates of physician burnout.

Physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff have voiced concern and disappointment about the false promises of EHR adoption. While the technology has yielded some improvements in quality and safety, the demands of clinical documentation and EHR use detract from patient care.

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