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2014 Annual Meeting Education Programs

The 2014 AMA-OMSS Annual Meeting was held June 5-7, 2014, in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is still available for those programs marked with an asterisk (*). 

*ICD-10: Key actions for practices to prepare for the regulatory mandate
*A global perspective on accountable care organizations
*Quality, access, and cost: Improving health care through physician-led interprofessional care teams
Optimizing electronic health records to enhance physician satisfaction

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty: Jay Crosson, MD and Steven Stack, MD
Discussion Panel: David Bronson, MD; Nicole Lee, MD, MPH; Ryan Ribeira, MD, MPH; Sumir Saghal, MD and David Welsh, MD

Electronic health records (EHRs) contribute both positively and negatively to physician professional satisfaction. Recent research has shown that while physicians approve of EHRs in concept and recognize the potential of EHRs to someday improve patient care and professional satisfaction, the current state of EHR technology significantly worsens professional satisfaction. As part of its broader effort to ensure sustainable physician practices that result in good health outcomes for patients and greater professional satisfaction for physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) seeks to identify and advocate for the incorporation into EHRs systems of "physician-friendly" EHR characteristics.

This program will provide an overview of the AMA's findings on the relationship between EHRs and physician satisfaction, and the AMA's ensuing work to identify physician-friendly EHR characteristics. The program will also introduce participants to viewpoints from physicians from a diverse range of practice settings as to what constitutes a physician-friendly EHR. Finally, the program will provide participants the opportunity to offer their own views and exchange ideas on how EHRs might be improved to reach their full potential to improve patient care and professional satisfaction.

Learning objectives:

1. Summarize the key findings of the AMA's research on the relationship between EHRs and physician satisfaction.
2. Describe the AMA's efforts to identify and advocate for the incorporation of physician-friendly EHR characteristics into EHR systems.
3. Discuss the unique EHR-related needs of physicians in various modes of practice.
4. Identify EHR characteristics that are likely to result in good health outcomes for patients and greater professional satisfaction for physicians.

 

*Negotiating your employment contract