Monday April 17, 2023 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $400 Standard
The Informatics Inflection Point
Health care information technology has rapidly transformed over the last decade, changing the way we practice and engage with patients and colleagues. While recent innovations in clinical informatics strive to improve quality, safety and convenience to our patients, much of the focus has been laid on ensuring regulatory, compliance and revenue cycle requirements are met. The unintended consequence of these priorities has distanced us from our patients, increasing clinician work effort, and is driving clinicians away from their chosen profession. Technology and informatics design, when applied and implemented well, affords opportunities to improve clinician experience. We are at an inflection point where we need to pivot our focus on our clinicians, restoring joy in their practice by integrating technology and change management strategies with a proven track record.
It is our charge—and a main theme of this Forum— to do what we can to lessen the impact of non-value-add work on clinicians, while delivering better health and healthcare to our patients. We will explore ways to accomplish this utilizing people, process, and of course, technology including:
- Discussing the composition and structure of an ideal clinician note
- Balancing the 21st Century Cares Act and the need for FHIR and patient/API access.
- Exploring innovative technology that supports physician’s workflow and reduces friction between users and EHR
- Examining information blocking—weighing the risks and response of possible litigation