According to new study conducted by Mayo Clinic electronic medical records system is forcing physicians to feeling over worked.
Mayo Clinic created the first medical record in the world almost 109 years ago.
"New technology, new procedures, new methods, they're challenging and they can be difficult on a busy day but when you have that ideal of this will really help our patients get better care – you can get inspired by that,” said Heritage Hall’s director Matthew Dacy.
Lead author Dr. Tait Shanafelt teamed up with the American Medical Association and analyzed data from more than 6,500 doctors that use the electronic system.
More than 80 percent said they used electronic health records (EHR) and a similar ratio of doctors said they used computerized physician order entry (CPOE), which allows them to enter medication orders or other instructions electronically.
"Physicians using an electronic health record, using computerized physician order entry are at a dramatically increased risk for professional burnout," said Dr. Shanafelt, who is a Professor of Medicine with Mayo Clinic.
Shanafelt says the issues with the new system are simply an increased work load and physicians can not be free from work even at home.
"There are ways we can do that both by improving the efficiency of electronic health records and order entry systems as well as by identifying some tasks that have been shifted to physicians can be delegated to other support staff so that the unintended consequences don't occur," he said.
The study was published on Mayo Clinic Proceedings, online June 27, 2016.