See mHealth as a 'short-term nuisance'
Docs nationwide are unhappy and exhausted in their current roles, and rather than helping, mHealth tools are only adding to the problem. At least that's the finding of a recent survey that took pulse of physician misery levels.
In the long run, physicians expect mobile health tools to serve to their advantage, but right now, it's just too much on their plates, according to the Geneia's Physician Misery Index survey.
"Physicians see mobile health as a long-term solution and a short-term nuisance," said Heather Lavoie, chief operating officer of Geneia, the Harrisburg, Pa.-based cealth IT company that conducted the survey. "It's actually adding to their problems right now."
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More than 400 physicians nationwide were surveyed and asked to rate their misery scale out of five. The general mood among docs, officials said, has reached a tipping point.
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