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To the Editor We agree with Dr Gellert and colleagues1 that there is widespread physician dissatisfaction with “[p]oor EHR usability, time-consuming data entry, [and] reduced patient care time.” We disagree with their solution.
They suggested that by using team members to help with data entry, physicians relieve pressure on vendors and thus contribute to “a deceleration and possibly stagnation in EHR technological improvement.”
Sinsky CA, Beasley JW. Medical Scribes and Electronic Health Records. JAMA. 2015;314(5):519. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6944