According to this article, the ‘doctoring while typing’ is one of the main causes of physician burnout. Particularly, the poorly designed interface and alert fatigue increase the physician’s stress in documenting and examining the patients at the same time.
In my experience, some alerts that always notify the officers when logging in or changing the window in EHR or any applications, were usually ignored. They may be read when the officers need to know. The poorly designed programme/application is a burden for officers, for example, the details of documents cannot automatically be saved and they are lost when the window shuts down. This problem affects the officers in patient’s care quality, time management and operating system.
In my opinion, the stakeholders should raise the problems and comment to the developer team for adjusting the appropriate system e.g. autofill form, common template, alerts in essential tasks. In the situation that the program cannot be changed, the operating system should be changed, such as recruiting a physician’s assistant for documenting. These might relieve the stress or burnout for using EHR.