America's doctors are burned out. Well, America's healthcare workers are burned out as a whole.
Just how burned out are American healthcare workers? According to an article by Kimberly Palm on LinkedIn, 50% or more of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are burned out; in stating this, Palm is referring to the latest research.
Palm cites reasons such as builtup stress that lingers from med school into residency into practices. She notes that often times "doctors are not prepared to take on the stresses and responsibilities of running a business".
We get it. Palm is right when she says that doctor burnout can be attributed to the difficulties of running a business, something doctors learn nothing about during med school.
Another stressor that Palm doesn't mention: data entry into EMRs.
Add EMRs to the long list of reasons for doctor burnout. But, there is a solution and an easy fix to help keep our gifted doctors practicing and doing what they love.
Scribes can be the solution. Medical scribes can take away the additional stress that EMRs may cause for doctors today.