A recent study by the American Medical Association (AMA) shows that physicians spend twice as much time with their EHR as they spend in "direct clinical face-time" with their patients.* The study also found widespread career dissatisfaction among physicians with over 50% reporting "physician burnout". It's no secret that physicians waste valuable time each day due to their EHR; 92% describe their EHR as "clunky" and "difficult to use" and 96% report that their practice will never return to pre-EHR productivity levels if they continue with their current EHR.**
According to author, speaker, and consultant on the subject of physician burnout, Dike Drummond, MD, physician burnout affects an estimated one in three physicians at any given time* Drummond says, "Improving the work life of physicians to help them avoid burnout is such an important goal that researchers are now calling it the "fourth aim" of health care, next to improving population health, enhancing the patient experience, and reducing costs." He adds, "To avoid burnout, you have to address the stressors in your practice." EHRs are a major source of practice stress.
Today, EHR physician burnout is forcing many physicians to leave the practice of medicine altogether. Those who don't leave are attempting to manage the "EHR dilemma" by allotting extra hours in the evening to their EHR or hiring a scribe to help document using difficult to use EHR templates. Today, scribes cost physicians tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Praxis EMR is different than other EHRs. Praxis has no difficult to use templates that get in the way of your patients. The artificial intelligence (AI) inside Praxis learns from you and gets faster and smarter as you use it. This allows you to save an average of 2 1/2 hours a day in time spent charting. Charting is faster and easier allowing you to spend less time documenting and more time doing what you do best; caring for patients. No more late evenings spent charting. Just more time and less stress.
This is what Praxis does for physicians every day.
Source: Latest EHR User Satisfaction Survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians Journal (100,000+ members)
Family Practice Management | www.aafp.org/fpm | November/December 2012
Physician User Satisfaction surveys show Praxis has the highest percentage of "Strongly Agrees" when physicians are asked if their "EMR helps them focus on patient care rather than on the computer."
*Study by the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the AMA, 2016. Available at: http://annals.org/aim/article/2546704/allocation-physician-time-ambulatory-practice-time-motion-study-4-specialties
** Black Book Survey, 2013
***Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes, Dike Drummond, MD, Fam Pract Manag. 2015 Sep-Oct;22(5):42-47. Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner. Dike Drummond, MD, Fam Pract Manag. 2015 Nov-Dec;22(6):13-18.