Focusing More Time on Patient Care

According to a survey conducted by Stanford Medicine, 63 percent of physicians think electronic health records (EHR) have generally led to improved patient care, but 40 percent believe there are more challenges than benefits and 59 percent believe EHRs completely need an overhaul.

In a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, informaticians aimed to understand if additional EHR training improved clinician satisfaction, while decreasing time spent using an EHR and turnaround time on tasks. 

What did they discover? Individualized EHR training can improve clinicians' knowledge of tools used within an EHR, increasing satisfaction over workload.

Why informatics? So, we can decrease EHR time to improve physician-patient relationships.