A Senate committee on Tuesday examined how to improve electronic health record systems, focusing on the physician experience with EHRs which continue to be a source of widespread dissatisfaction.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), himself a doctor, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that unfortunately physicians are spending more time entering data into EHRs and less time speaking to and examining patients. As a physician, time is better spent looking into a patients eyes as opposed to clicking on a computer screen to document something unimportant to the patient but required by someone far removed from the exam room, said Cassidy.
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