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Study: EHR problems contribute to physician dissatisfaction

October 9, 2013

While physicians note some advantages of electronic health records, they complain that the systems in use today are cumbersome to operate and a key contributor to job dissatisfaction, according to a new RAND Corp. study sponsored by the American Medical Association. While most physicians included in the study were generally satisfied with their medical practices, other contributors to dissatisfaction included excessive productivity quotas and burdensome rules and regulations. Key drivers of physician satisfaction included high-quality care, autonomy and work control, and perceptions of collegiality, fairness and respect, according to the study of 30 physician practices in Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.