Computers and Patients Competing for “Face-Time”?

Computers and Patients Competing for “Face-Time”?

According to a recent AMA-funded study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, for every hour a physician spends with his or her patient, they will spend an additional two hours with computers completing EHR requirements.

Not only does this take away from quality time spent face-to-face with patients, it can also increase a physician’s risk of depression and likelihood of burnout.

So how can physicians keep up with EHR duties while maintaining medicine’s humanity? Read more on this issue with Dr. Ken Teufel at Interim Physicians.

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