Becker's Healthcare June 22, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

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:

  1. 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.
  2. The study reviewed 1,054 studies on the topic and narrowed it down to...

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