Doctors are spending more time in front of their computers than with their patients these days. The reason: The rise of electronic medical records, as pushed by new federal laws, according to a new report by a trio of Boston-area doctors.
Drs. John Levinson, Bruce H. Price, and Vikas Saini tell the Boston Globedoctors spend up to half of patient appointments “serving not the needs of her patient, but of the electronic medical record.”
They note that EMRs were supposed to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare, and provide instant access to vital patient information.