EHRs causing physicians to go into counseling

The transition to EHRs is causing some physicians to lash out and seek psychological help:

According to Polles and to several physician-executives I spoke with after the session, some practicing physicians are getting so frustrated trying to figure out how to use EHRs that they’re lashing out at their peers, co-workers and staff””so much so that they need to seek professional help at places like Pine Grove. Said one physician-executive sitting at my table, “They just don’t see why they have to change, and they take it out on everyone else.” And off they go for some expensive behavioral modification. The average monthly treatment costs at Pine Grove’s professional enhancement program is $12,200, and the average length of stay is 60 days.

(via The Medical Quack)