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Survey: Almost Half of Physicians Say EHRs Have Hurt Quality of Care

A Medscape poll of more than 250 clinicians, found that more physicians said that electronic health record (EHR) systems have decreased quality of care (44%) in their primary workplace than increased it (40%). Nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) saw more benefit than detriment in EHRs: 42% said they had increased quality of care vs 35% who said they had decreased care quality. The recent poll included 273 respondents — 207 physicians and 66 nurses/APRNs.

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