Family physician, and AMA President David Barbe, MD, MHA, recently told a Washington audience that government can a play a role in strengthening the “almost sacred” patient-physician relationship by reducing physicians’ administrative burdens, increasing cost transparency and facilitating electronic health record (EHR) interoperability and data liquidity.
“Physicians have become data-entry clerks,” Dr. Barbe said, noting how they spend two hours on EHR and deskwork activities for every hour they spend face to face with patients. “That’s upside down.”
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