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Why, in the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

If you want to solicit a furious stare from a doctor, ask them about their electronic medical record systems.

Studies have shown that electronic health records are directly attributable to the growing problem of physician burnout because of the time spent filling out fields in these systems for hours, even after a grueling day of seeing patients. Even more troubling, doctors are still struggling to access medical information about their patients, particularly if that patient was seen at a hospital or clinic that uses a different medical record vendor.

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