Are electronic health records burning out doctors?

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: Dr. Jared Anderson, standing outside Rhode Island Hospital, where he works as an emergency physician, says electronic health records are beneficial for care but interfaces need to be optimized so doctors aren’t spending so much time on data entry. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: Dr. Jared Anderson, standing outside Rhode Island Hospital, where he works as an emergency physician, says electronic health records are beneficial for care but interfaces need to be optimized so doctors aren’t spending so much time on data entry. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Dr. Oliver Mayorga recalls one time attending to a patient in the Westerly Hospital emergency room who was suffering from cancer. The patient, a Rhode Island resident, had received treatment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston but couldn’t recall exactly what medications they were on or even what surgeries they had undergone. “But what…

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