(October 23, 2022. MedPage Today. Dane Brodke, MD, MPH)
Some are suggesting hospital fines for the rising EMR burden might be a small step in the right direction to alleviate the undue time and stress put on healthcare workers. Though those on the front lines understand the only real answer to the burnout crisis is to provide hospitals with the tools specific to what they need and those that operate with enough speed to leave time to explore and discuss the case. The current systems are forcing nurses and doctors to spend more time charting in outdated EMR systems than with the patient.