EHRs continue to frustrate providers

Healthcare professionals are still dissatisfied with their electronic health records, according to a new infographic released by athenahealth, which has been collecting the information as part of its "let doctors be doctors" social movement, which it launched in October 2015. 

The No. 1 frustration reported in the more than 700 posts on its website was time spent in front of the EHR screen, with 53 percent of doctors venting about this problem. Many reported the technology failed them; the two top complaints were that EHRs were difficult to use (28 percent) and that useless data surfaced (22 percent).

In addition, 1 out of 5 providers were so burnt out by the EHRs preventing them from doing their jobs they were ready to "call it quits." Infographic