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3 Tips for Addressing EHR Inefficiencies

According to the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, for each patient visit, physicians spend about 16 minutes in the EHR which adds up to a significant portion of a physician’s day. This increased clerical burden can result in frustration and lower productivity. 

Watch the video for tips on how to address EHR inefficiencies and challenges.


3 Handy Tips for Managing EHR Workload

  • Communicate EHR issues to administrators & physician leaders: It’s important that you report usability issues with the EHR and explain which aspects are  solvable. Consider sharing the success stories of organizations that are optimizing their EHR systems for enhanced decision making and reduced physician burnout. 
  • Share data collection duties with others: Sharing the clerical duties can help you perform at the top of your skillset. Discussing the same with the EHR administrators can help them reassess the clinical care model to address the issue of increasing clinical burden. 
  • Increase EHR proficiency: Research indicates that physicians with adequate EHR training are significantly more satisfied with their EHR systems. By investing time in developing your EHR expertise, you can increase efficiency. 

Effectively managing EHR workload can help physicians increase productivity as well as avoid burnout. How do you manage EHR Workload at your end? If you have any added tips which might have been missed, share them in the comments below.