EHR Info Overload Plagues Primary Care Docs

Resource Author:  Sarah Wickline Wallan
Resource Name:  Medpage Today
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Inbox notifications from electronic health records (EHRs) exceeded 100 per day for some primary care physicians (PCPs) during the first half of 2015, a small study reported.

Across three large practices in Texas, 46 PCPs received an average of 77 notifications per day, and 46 specialists received a mean 29 notifications per day, including responses to referrals, requests for medication refills, and messages from other healthcare professionals, reported Daniel R. Murphy, MD, MBA, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues.