GNYHA Webinar Addresses EHRs and Clinician Burnout

June 10, 2019

GNYHA hosted a webinar last week on the role of electronic health records (EHRs) in clinician burnout. Clinician wellness and burnout are national concerns, with implications for the entire health care workforce, the delivery of high quality care, and organizational efficiency.

The event featured John Halamka, MD, the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School and Executive Director of the Beth Israel Lahey Health Technology Exploration Center.

The webinar addressed policy, design, and implementation decisions that contribute to the challenges of EHR adoption and use. The discussion was coupled with practical strategies and innovations to maximize the use of EHRs and reduce clinician documentation burden, the evolution of national policy, the technical challenges of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advances in interoperability.

The event contributes to GNYHA’s increased efforts to support hospitals to implement organizational and system approaches to reducing burdens and promoting workplace joy. Also presented was a GNYHA-developed comprehensive model for Workforce Wellbeing and Performance that integrates the diverse set of initiatives and interventions that hospitals offer.

The presentation, model, and webinar recording are available here.