Sign Letter Urging Congress to Address EHR Usability

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 Physicians continue to express frustration over electronic health records (EHRs), especially when it comes to usability.

In fact, studies have shown that EHRs are a major cause of physician burnout. Poor EHR usability also can lead to medical errors. That is why the Texas Medical Association is a collaborator of ECRI’s Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety.

This week, MedStar Health National Centers for Human Factors in Healthcare teamed up with the American Medical Association to launch a campaign asking Congress to address safety-related usability challenges.

Visit the website www.EHRSeeWhatWeMean.org to learn more about the campaign and to submit a letter to Congress.

“It’s time physicians take a stand and urge Congress to hold EHR vendors accountable for the safety of our patients. Check out the website, sign the letter, and urge your colleagues to do the same,” says Matt Murray, MD, chair of TMA’s ad hoc Committee on Health Information Technology.

Last Updated On

February 08, 2019

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