Massachusetts Medical Society: Creating a Successful EHR that Physicians Enjoy Using

Creating a Successful EHR that Physicians Enjoy Using

Creating a Successful EHR that Physicians Enjoy Using

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are often implicated as a major cause of physician burnout despite the promise that they would improve care and increase efficiencies.  Learn what the root causes are that lead to physician frustration and dissatisfaction with their EHR and gain an understanding of how you can work with your organization or vendor to improve the end user experience while improving the care that you provide.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the significant challenges with implementing an easy-to-use Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and list examples of some organizations that struggled with EHR implementation. 
  • Differentiate between limitations of the EHR, requirements of payers, auditors, and government regulators, and missteps that many organizations take in designing their system.
  • Advocate for why practicing clinicians need to be involved in IT decisions.
  • Maximize efficiency and the patient experience though EHR utilization by all members of the health care team.

Faculty
Lloyd Fisher, MD
Lloyd Fisher, MD is a general pediatrician and site chief at one of Reliant Medical Group's pediatric practices.  He also serves as the Chief of Community Pediatrics for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Medical Center.  In addition to maintaining a busy clinical practice, he is currently the Associate Medical Director for Informatics at Reliant where he continues to improve efficiency through innovative uses of the EHR.  In this role he works to improve the usability of the organization’s EHR and leads a team of provider optimization specialists to ensure that all Reliant providers are using the EHR tools in the most efficient and effective way possible.
 
He has developed comprehensive clinical decision support tools to guide providers and clinical staff to providing high quality and cost-effective care.  His work has had a national impact as he has worked closely with EHR developers to improve the accuracy, usability, and effectiveness of their immunization forecasting algorithms and tools.

Dr. Fisher earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of Vermont and his medical degree from The University of Massachusetts Medical School where he also completed a residency in pediatrics.  Dr. Fisher is currently board certified in both pediatrics and clinical informatics.  

Course Fees
MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:  Video 

CME Credit:  1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: February 18, 2019            
Review Date: N/A      
Termination Date: February 18, 2022        

System requirements:
Desktops/Laptops

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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