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Washington, DC – For a second year in a row, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) hosted the National Burden Reduction Collaborative (NBRC), during the AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium, November 11-15, in collaboration with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. The NBRC spent Tuesday, November 14, sharing progress made over the last year across the Collaborative addressing key priorities. The Collaborative dedicated a majority of the agenda to discussing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to significantly reduce clinician burnout and improve clinician wellbeing by addressing the documentation burden.

NBRC meetings, such as this, help to develop and promote the ongoing work of the AMIA 25x5 Task Force and the ongoing collaboration with NBRC stakeholders. The meeting brought together leaders in informatics committed to driving tangible change in reducing clinician documentation burden across the nation.

The NBRC brings together informatics leaders from organizations collectively representing healthcare stakeholders with national scale and scope, including professional informatics societies, standards organizations, and federal health agencies. During this meeting, the focus centered on technological advancements in AI that could be leveraged to enhance efficiency, reduce data input, and ease data extraction without compromising patient care.

“This gathering of national healthcare leaders is a testament to our shared commitment to improving the overall well-being of healthcare professionals, and by extension, the quality of care provided to patients," said Sarah Rossetti, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, FAMIA, AMIA 25x5 Task Force Chair. "By pooling our collective expertise, we aim to develop concrete strategies that will bring about positive change and alleviate the burden of excessive documentation that our healthcare workforce faces daily.”

During the Collaborative, thought leaders focused on several priority areas:

  • Definition and Measurement of Burden
  • Training, Support, Communication – Change Management
  • Streamlined Provider Note
  • Reducing Clinician Documentation Beyond Notes
  • Patient-Generated Messages and e-Visits
  • Electronic Prior Authorization Processes

Additionally, thought leaders explored how AI can move the needle on NBRC’s priority areas by discussing potential solutions that could significantly reduce clinician burnout and documentation burden by automating various document-related tasks, while addressing the challenges associated with the hallmarks of data quality, integration, security, and user acceptance for successful implementation. This conversation aligns with President Biden’s recent Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (EO) on October 30, 2023, which included the responsible use and development of AI in the healthcare industry by “Identification of uses of AI to promote workplace efficiency and reduce administrative burden in the healthcare sector.”

Participants in the collaborative include:

  • Alliance for Nursing Informatics*
  • American College of Medical Informatics
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Informatics Association*
  • Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems *
  • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics
  • Electronic Health Records Associations
  • HL7 DaVinci Project
  • HL7 International
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • The Joint Commission
  • KLAS, Arch Collaborative
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Office of the Surgeon General

*Pacesetter and Convener


AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 5,500-plus informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in

informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.