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Physician Beats Burnout and Restores Quality of Life-with Scribes Print E-mail
Written by The Doctors Company   
Friday, 27 April 2018 15:04

Hans Haydon, MD, an internal medicine physician with Austin Regional Clinic, was distressed that time-consuming EHR documentation was driving down his clinic's patient numbers to levels that covered overhead but barely covered salaries. More importantly, it was driving up work hours and stress-part of the growing nationwide crisis of physician burnout.

"I'm no stranger to computer systems, as my father was an electrical engineer with IBM who helped develop the personal computer," he said. "But I never expected them to intrude directly into patient examination rooms ... I was considering early retirement because my quality of life as a physician had deteriorated."

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