When electronic health records (EHRs) started mushrooming on the landscape in the early 2000s, they were met by significant resistance.1 That wasn’t a surprise. Poor usability, expense, and time-consuming training made an unappealing package for physicians.
While they’ve improved over the years, they still present some challenges. EHRs hold a vast amount of patient data, which has the potential to improve public health. But with so much information, and with the complexity of EHR systems, extracting the most meaningful data can be overwhelming.
As a physician, how can you make EHRs more helpful tools to your practice? Here are 7 recommendations.