In a recent article by JAMA, the most significant source of dissatisfaction was physician’s feeling burnt-out by the amount of documentation they have to manually enter in the electronic health record. Doctors and nurses increasingly feel like they are data entry clerks. Entering or confirming average values for every patient is tiring and time-consuming. This takes the doctor away from why they became a doctor in the first place, patient care.
On an average day, a physician spends two or more hours a day documenting in their EMR, and often into the evening, affecting their quality of life and creating physician burnout. These physicians and nurses are looking for some relief from the burden of documentation.