When the root cause of physician burnout isn’t identified and addressed, the entire health system is placed at risk, says Lee Milligan, MD, who shares the highlights from a recent Tweetchat on the topic.
When it comes to topics like the opioid epidemic and physician burnout, even the most disturbing statistics can’t illustrate the impact – and the need for change – as effectively as hearing stories from those who are affected, says Kate Gamble.
The problem is clear: physicians face too many time pressures, and patients don’t feel they’re being heard during encounters. The solution is also clear, says CT Lin, and it involves better communication strategies.
What started out as a simple concept – using a standard questionnaire to measure EHR satisfaction and benchmark it with other organizations – has already yielded some interesting results, says Adam Gale of KLAS’ Arch Collaborative.
Although usability and clinician satisfaction still remain challenging for many organizations, it isn’t necessarily the technology that’s to blame, says Mike Davis, who breaks down KLAS’ latest findings.