Recommended: To combat physician burnout and improve care, fix the electronic health record

This article is a nice counterbalance to all the glowing reports about how moving to the electronic health record is going to revolutionize health care. This effort certainly has value, but it comes at a cost. The article talks about the improvements needed to the crude 1990s interface and how to avoid overburdening the medical record with extraneous data.

Robert Wachter, Jeff Goldsmith. To Combat Physician Burnout and Improve Care, Fix the Electronic Health Record. Harvard Business Review, March 30, 2018. Available at https://hbr.org/2018/03/to-combat-physician-burnout-and-improve-care-fix-the-electronic-health-record.