HIMSSCast: Why physician-owned practices may boost EHR satisfaction

Dr. Richard Baron weighs in on how organizations can promote engagement with technology and mitigate clinician burnout.
By Kat Jercich
08:30 AM

The connection between EHRs and physician satisfaction – and, by extension, clinician burnout – is one that has been well-explored over the past few years. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only made those issues more relevant. 

Dr. Richard Baron, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM foundation, joined Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich to discuss his recent JAMA Network Open commentary about why some physicians may be happier with their EHRs than others – and what organizations might do about it.

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Talking points:
-People in physician-owned practices report higher EHR satisfaction
-Clinicians feeling technology is done to them, not for them
-The clinical purpose of an EHR gets lost
-How owning a practice makes a difference
-The burnout from "inbox overload"
-Using EHRs to answer broader population health questions
-Connecting technology to physician success
-The effect of COVID-19 on burnout
-What organizations can do

More about this episode:

EHRs are still a mess for physicians, but change is coming

Patient messages via Epic increased during COVID-19, raising burnout concerns

Female physicians spent 33 more minutes per day in EHRs

EHR satisfaction: A better way is possible

Mayo Clinic study links EHR usability with clinician burnout

KLAS: Clinician burnout is a worldwide problem

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