SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Doctors aren’t pushing for a return to paper but say they’re frustrated with the transition to electronic health records.
South Dakota State Medical Association president Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the busy work required of them now adds about an hour to their day.
He tells the Argus Leader that patients also have complained about less eye contact during office visits because physicians turn away while typing on a keyboard.
The medical association represents 2,000 physicians and medical students in South Dakota. Heinemann is chief medical officer for Sanford Health.
The California research group Rand Corp. did a study that found electronic conversion a stress factor contributing to professional dissatisfaction.
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