Is Technology Alleviating Or Increasing Burnout For Physicians?

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 11 – November 2014 Author(s):  Camille Ryans, DPM After reading an eye-opening recent article in The New York Times about physician “burnout,” I began pondering why this unfortunate phenomenon is so widespread. A main culprit may be technology. While technology feeds our society’s need for impulsivity, it has changed the way that physicians must practice and adjusting to the technological changes can be challenging at times.

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 11 – November 2014 Author(s):  Camille Ryans, DPM After reading an eye-opening recent article in The New York Times about physician “burnout,” I began pondering why this unfortunate phenomenon is so widespread. A main culprit may be technology. While technology feeds our society’s need for impulsivity, it has changed the way that physicians must practice and adjusting to the technological changes can be challenging at times.

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Is Technology Alleviating Or Increasing Burnout For Physicians?