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Abstract Body: Hospitalists, physicians whose primary focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients, are the fasted growing medical specialty and are being utilized in majority of hospitals in the United States, where over 96% of hospitals have adopted an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. In light of this, hospitalists are often dependent on the use of EHR systems to deliver safe and effective care. Increasingly, hospitalists are being called upon to improve quality, control cost, and increase productivity. This is especially critical in an era of declining reimbursements for clinical services and transition to value-based payment models. This changes in our healthcare system translates into the completion of onerous amount of electronic forms by clicking, typing, and dictating. With over 50,000 hospitalists across the country, physician burnout in hospital medicine is a major concern given that the burden of EHR documentation has been identified as one of the causes of physician burnout. Therefore, there is a need for approaches and technologies to reduce this burden pending the development of policies to address this challenge more broadly i.e. The Quadruple Aim.

Authors:

Abiodun Otolorin (Presenter)
SOVAH Health

Ross Taylor, SOVAH Health