Nurses and assistants use more IT than physicians

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It’s just one report, but based on the results of a recent study by Manhattan Research, policymakers may want to make sure that the array of programs designed to facilitate the use of EHRs and other health IT are aimed at the right healthcare professionals.


In a study that included 1,019 advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses and physician assistants, researchers found that these professionals relied on EHRs, smartphones and other technology more than physicians.


So here’s the obvious question for policymakers: Based on these responses, are your programs, particularly those designed to train current and incoming medical staff, focused on the right people?

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