Is e-health contributing to doctor burnout?
Health technology is supposed to make doctors’ work easier, but according to a US study, it could lead to higher rates of professional burnout.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found doctors who used electronic health records, and ordered medications and issued instructions electronically were generally less satisfied than those who did not.
Those using electronic systems were less likely to think the time they spent on clerical tasks relating to patient care was reasonable, and most didn’t think the systems increased their efficiency.
More worryingly, doctors using e-health