Session ID: 

Taming the EHR: Relieving Physician Administrative Burden

9:30am - 10:30am Monday, March 5
Las Vegas - Wynn Convention Center
Lafite 2


EHRs have profoundly changed the practice of medicine and are perceived as both a blessing and a curse by the clinicians who use them. This session will discuss evidence regarding the impact of EHRs on time allocation, cognitive workload, physician satisfaction, and will illustrate tactics organizations have deployed to maximize the benefits and minimize the pain. Finally, there will be a call to action for multiple stakeholders, including physicians, regulators, payers, measure developers, technology vendors, and institutional leaders to contribute to solutions, for better patient care and professional viability—solutions that promote greater joy in medicine.
This session is part of a special program called AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Executive Symposium: Shifting from Computer Care to Patient Care. Extra fees and separate registration is required.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify ways healthcare organizations can combat physician burnout related to the use of healthcare information technology.
  • Evaluate the implications of physician burnout such as reduced patient satisfaction and unfavorable clinical outcomes.
  • Discuss the possible use of specific national multidisciplinary teams to promote better patient care and greater joy in medicine.


Vice President of Professional Satisfaction,
American Medical Association