Electronic Health Records EHR notification overload costs doctors an hour a workday, JAMA says

Resource Author:  Jack McCarthy
Resource Date:  03/17/2016
Resource Name:  Healthcare IT News
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Primary care doctors now lose more than an hour a day to sorting through approximately 77 electronic health record notifications, researchers at Baylor University found.

“Information overload is of concern because new types of notifications and ‘FYI’ (for your information) messages can be easily created in the EHR (vs in a paper-based system),” the researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.