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In addition to direct patient contact, residents are responsible for communication, order entry, data review, and documentation. With more patient care being facilitated through computers today, there is increasing concern that little time remains for direct patient contact and education.1 Electronic health record (EHR) audit reports can provide granular information about workflows, and are being increasingly used to investigate trainee practices.2 Herein, we examine resident behavior on an inpatient general medicine service to describe how trainees use the EHR system as residents balance education and patient care.
Ouyang D, Chen JH, Hom J, Chi J. Internal Medicine Resident Computer UsageAn Electronic Audit of an Inpatient Service. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):252-254. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6831