AMA’s Christine Sinsky, MD, Explains EHR’s Contribution to Physician Burnout

Half of U.S. physicians are experiencing some of the symptoms of burnout, with even higher rates for general internists.

Implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) has been cited as the biggest driver of physician job dissatisfaction, Christine Sinsky, MD, a former hospitalist and currently vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA), told attendees at the 19th Management of the Hospitalized Patient Conference, presented by the University of California-San Francisco.