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Optimizing electronic health records to enhance physician satisfaction
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 EHR 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. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have any questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
Optimizing electronic health records to enhance physician satisfaction  
Release Date:
Saturday June 7, 2014, 9:00 - 10:25 a.m., (CDT) (85 minutes) Hyatt Regency Chicago
Participants can claim credit until October 6, 2014

After registering for the activity, you must; 1) enter an access code to unlock the activity, 2) scroll to the bottom of the page and click continue to advance to the next tab, and 3) complete the evaluation to receive your certificate.

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  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.

Receiving Your CME Credits
In order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must complete the evaluation. Participants can claim credit until October 6, 2014.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and residents of all specialties and modes of practice that work with electronic health records.


Statement of Need
This program is intended to meet the educational needs of physicians seeking strategies to help identify EHR characteristics that are likely to result in good health outcomes for patients and greater professional satisfaction for physicians. Specifically, describing the AMA's efforts to identify and advocate for the incorporation of physician-friendly EHR characteristics into EHR systems.  

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competency: systems-based practice. 

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
Mary Kelly - AMA CME Program Committee
David J. Welsh, MD - Vice Chair, OMSS Governing Council and Chair of Joint Sections and Special Group A-14 Education Program Planning Committee/AMA
Peter Amadio, MD - Chair, IPPS Governing Council/AMA
Frank Clark, MD - Resident and Fellow Section Representative, MAS Governing Council/AMA
Sumir Sahgal, MD - Member-at-Large, IMGS Governing Council/AMA
Karthik Sarma - Medical Student Member/AMA
David Young, MD - Resident and Fellow Section Representative, GLBT Advisory Committee/AMA
Michael Tutty - Vice President, Physician Practice Sustainability/AMA
Carol Vargo - Director, Care Delivery and Payment Collaborations/AMA
Keith Voogd - Director, OMSS, Owner/Operator Marketing Segment, Physician Engagement/AMA
Kathryn Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS, Owner/Operator Marketing Segment, Physician Engagement/AMA

Faculty
Jay Crosson, MD - AMA Group Vice President, Physician Satisfaction & Care Delivery and Payment
Steven Stack, MD - Chair, AMA EHR Advisory Committee, Immediate Past Chair, AMA Board of Trustees

Discussion Panel
David Bronson, MD - Former President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, IPPS Chair-Elect, AMA
Nicole Lee, MD, MPH - Vice Speaker, RFS Governing Council, AMA
Ryan Ribeira, MD, MPH - Medical Student, Member of the AMA Board of Trustees
Sumir Sahgal, MD - Medical Director of a mid-sized, multi-specialty group practice serving the Bronx, Member-at-Large, IMGS Governing Council, AMA
David Welsh, MD - Solo practice general surgeon, Vice Chair, OMSS Governing Council, AMA

Disclosure Statement
 
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Should you have any questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. 


Type:     Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
58 Registered Users
Credits
1.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians