Reducing Burden: Evidence-based Solutions for Improving Clinicians' EHR Experiences

Thomas Payne, MD; Genevieve Melton, MD, PhD; Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH; Chris Dymek, EdD
Release Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2020
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
1.5 CME
$50 Members; $80 Non-members
Estimated Time Expected to Complete Activity: 
1.5 hours

General Statement of Purpose

Electronic Health Record (EHR) use has been increasingly associated with clinician burnout. Clinicians may spend up to 49% of their time working on EHR and other administrative activities. Given competing pressures of being clinically productive and trying to maximize face-to-face time with patients using imperfect and sub-optimized EHR systems, there is a pressing need to fundamentally transform these systems and improve clinicians’ experiences. These faculty relay the findings and implications from important health information technology (IT) research projects aimed to improve clinicians’ EHR experiences. Specifically, content focuses on evidence-based solutions to improve three of the highest contributors to EHR burden: (1) documentation, (2) chart review, and (3) inbox tasks.

Note: This content is based on a session from the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium.

Target audience: Physicians and other healthcare professionals who interact with the electronic health record

Faculty Information

Thomas Payne, MD
Professor, Departments of Health Services and Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education
Medical Director, Information Technology Services, University of Washington Medicine

Genevieve Melton, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Chief Data and Health Informatics Officer, Fairview Health Systems

Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Chief, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Chris Dymek, EdD
Director, Health IT Division, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Learning Objective

After participating in this activity the learner should be better able to:

• Use informatics strategies to reduce clinician EHR burden in the areas of  (1) documentation; (2) chart review; and (3) inbox tasks

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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