Primary care clinicians use EHRs more than other ambulatory specialists

Clinicians in primary care spent more time using electronic health records compared with those in medical and surgical specialties, data from a cross-sectional study showed.“Previous work has described EHR use patterns within specific specialties and time spent on various EHR functions during ambulatory patient encounters,” Lisa S. Rotenstein, MD, MBA, an internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine. “However, there is less information available about differences in time spent on the EHR by specialty or the distribution of EHRRead More

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