Team of professional doctorsA decade after the HITECH Act of 2009 first incentivized EHR adoption, many physicians remain dissatisfied with EHR design and are seeking improvements to EHR usability.

Optimizing an EHR so that it offers intuitive, streamlined workflows is imperative for promoting clinical efficiency and reducing provider burden. Shortening the amount of time clinicians spend sifting through patient data and navigating the EHR interface can help to cut down on unproductive keyboard time and allow providers to spend more time interacting face-to-face with patients.

Given that most physicians cite the patient-provider relationship as their primary source of career satisfaction, shifting the focus away from EHR data entry is a top priority for healthcare leadership……more