PCPs Spend More than Half of Workdays Interacting with EHRs

A new study of 142 family medicine physicians shows they spend an exorbitant amount of their day on clerical or administrative tasks.

from Health Data Management

Primary care physicians spend an average of nearly six hours—more than half of their workday—performing clerical and administrative tasks in their electronic health record systems. That’s the finding of a retrospective cohort study of 142 family medicine physicians at a large academic healthcare center in southern Wisconsin, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association.

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