Becker's Healthcare June 22, 2021
EHRs are designed with specialists’ needs in mind, which exacerbates challenges for primary care providers and may impede patient safety, according to a May 25 study published in the journal Human Factors.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis analyzed research on the topic published between 2012 and 2020.
Five things to know:
- A primary care provider has more than 93 patient encounters in a week and may have 2,367 patients under their care, according to a 2019 report in The Washington Post. Lack of provider-facing EHRs may increase a provider’s perception of patient load and lead to burnout.
- The study reviewed 1,054 studies on the topic and narrowed it down to...