Research uncovers link between docs' stress and EMR functions

09/30/2013 |

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that physicians working at clinics that use moderate-function EMRs had a higher rate of burnout and are more stressed than those at facilities with low-function EMRs. "Our finding that physician-reported stress was highest in the moderate-use group 'made sense' for those practices in which some of the functions were on paper and some in the electronic record or for those without a fully functioning EMR," lead researcher Dr. Stewart Babbott of the University of Kansas Medical Center said.

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