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Written by Azeen Sadeghian, MD, FAAD
I’m going to describe something that should be very familiar to you. It’s something you use most days you work, whether you’re seeing patients in the office or via telemedicine. You might even use it more often than you use your stethoscope or otoscope. What is it? An electronic medical record (EMR) system.
Odds are that you did not select the EMR that you use every day. Even if you were lucky enough to select your own EMR, your choice may have been limited by cost. So, not only are you required to document via EMR, you may be using a system that is not intuitive to you.
Research has shown a relationship between EMR use and burnout, a major issue among medical professionals. So, how do we lower the risk of burnout by reducing EMR burden? Read on for some of my tips.
EMR is an evolving new reality in healthcare. Fortunately, many clinics are making strides to decrease the EMR burden it places on clinicians. I hope these tips help make your documenting job a little easier so you can keep focusing on what really matters: giving your patients the care they deserve.
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