Session ID: 
35

Addressing EHR Burnout in a Psychiatric Hospital Setting

12:00pm - 1:00pm Tuesday, March 10
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W330A

Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the objectives and methods of the project to understand the importance of engaging physicians directly in initiatives related to EHR related burnout
  • Summarize and describe the multi-pronged physician engagement strategy initiatives, to the extent to which these initiatives have demonstrated impact on health care system performance
  • Share implications which may be derived from the results of this strategy for other health care organizations

Speaker(s)

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

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
Clinical Informaticists
CMIO/CMO

Level

Intermediate