University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

Over the past few years, burnout among physicians has garnered more attention from researchers; and recently, a University study confirmed that stress related to electronic health records is common among doctors. According to the study’s lead author, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School Rebekah Gardner, “the prevalence of stress related to technology was 70 percent among those who responded to the survey.” Today, ninety-one percent of physicians who participated in the study use EHRs, which they use to document their patient interactions digitally.
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