Physician Burnout and Professional Dissatisfaction Linked to Electronic Health Records and Computerized Physician Order Entry

Comments by lead author Tait Shanafelt, MD (Mayo Clinic) and Cheryl Zapata (Texas Back Institute)

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Use of electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) may lead to lower physician satisfaction and higher rates of professional burnout, according to large nationwide study published in the July issue ofMayo Clinic Proceedings.

“Electronic health records hold great promise for enhancing coordination of care and improving quality of care,” said lead author Tait Shanafelt, MD, Director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being. “In their current form and implementation, however, they have had a number of unintended negative consequences, including reducing efficiency, increasing clerical burden, and increasing the risk of burnout for physicians.”

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Centricity Software Impact Assessment

Product Version Impacted & Recommended Action
Centricity Practice Solutions (CPS) 2004 or 2006 Not effected
9.5 Yes, review workaround
10.x Yes, review workaround
11.x Yes, review workaround
12.x Yes, review workaround
Centricity Electronic Medical Record (CEMR) 9.0.x Not effected
Version 9.5.x Yes, review workaround
9.8.x Yes, review workaround 


Dear Centricity customer,
This morning Centricity Support found an issue with interaction checking that arose after applying the July 2016 Incremental Knowledgebase This issue was found to affect both EMR and CPS products.

We are asking customers who have downloaded the July 2016 KB zip file but have not installed it, please do not install. We are working with Engineering to identify the cause of the issue and will release a new build when the issue is fixed.

If you have already installed the July 2016 KB, please alert your staff and we will inform you when a new build of the July KB becomes available for you to download and apply to address this issue.

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The Centricity Services Team