Becker's Healthcare January 26, 2022
Katie Adams

Female clinicians see fewer patients per week and spend more time on EHR documentation than their male counterparts, leading to less pay and increased burnout, according to study results released Jan. 26 by EHR company Athenahealth. 

The research team analyzed 8.1 million hours of active EHR work completed by 14,520 clinicians using Athenahealth software over a five-month period in the first half of 2021.

The study found female and male clinicians spend the same amount of time cumulatively on EHR documentation per week. However, it found female clinicians spend more time on documentation on a per-patient basis, scheduling an average of 60 visits per week, compared to their male counterparts, who schedule an average of 73 visits per week.

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Topics: EMR / EHR, Health IT, Physician, Primary care, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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