12:00pm - 1:00pm Tuesday, March 10

Location & Room

Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W330A
Physician burnout has become a topic of great interest in the last decade. Roughly 30% of Canadian physicians and 44% of American physicians are reporting high levels of burnout with 8% of those in Canada reporting thoughts of suicide in the past 12 months. Electronic health records (EHRs) were intended to provide fast access to patient information, support clinical decision-making and ultimately improve patient safety and quality of care. In many cases EHRs have had unintended consequences on physicians' cognitive load and burnout rates. The clerical burden of EHRs and its impact on physician (and patient) contentedness is emerging in the literature. The purpose of this presentation is therefore to explore EHR related burnout data among physicians in a behavioural health/psychiatric setting, and describe initiatives that are being used to increase physicians' EHR related efficiency and proficiency. Results related to the efficacy of these strategies to date will be shared.
Speakers: 
VP Information Management, Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer,
Centre For Addiction and Mental Health
Chief Medical Information Officer,
Centre For Addiction and Mental Health
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00