HIMSS23: Clinical Automation Offers Relief Amid Staff Shortages and Rising Burnout
Documentation burden is a major source of burnout for clinicians. However, artificial intelligence tools such as natural language processing can transcribe appointment conversations using ambient listening and document the appointment in the electronic health record. Sensors and other types of automation can increase clinical efficiency and ease burnout.
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Carey Officer, Vice President of Service Delivery Innovation, Center for Health Delivery Innovation, Nemours Children’s Health
Dr. Vimal Mishra, Vice President of Digital Care, UC Davis Health
Dr. Brett Moran, Senior Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Parkland Health
Fred Holston, Healthcare Strategist, CDW
- It’s important that clinical automation tools integrate into existing clinical workflows to ensure success.
- Parkland Health implemented a tool that automatically enters prescription refills into the electronic health record to mitigate documentation burden, reducing turnaround time by 46 percent.
- Patient Room ‘Next’ uses sensors to monitor patients touchlessly, giving clinicians more data without being intrusive to the patient.