Physicians Have Limits — Healthcare IT Can Help


Physicians Have Limits — Healthcare IT Can Help Every medical practice is more or less different from every other, whether by virtue of size, location, specialty, or emphasis. But every medical practice, from the smallest rural health center to the largest urban hospital system, shares one economic reality — resources are always limited. Many providers work long hours to serve their patients, often completing their daily documentation in the evening from home. But clocks, calendars, and human endurance sets limits. There are only 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week. Add in a shortage of physicians and ever-increasing demands by patients, and it is not surprising that surveys consistently show that about two-thirds of U.S. providers report at least one symptom of burnout.