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Medical economics: How can health IT reduce physician burnout?

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Healthcare Analytics Population Health Management

Arcadia Chief Medical Officer Rich Parker, MD joins other HIT executives in sharing ideas about how technology can combat physician burnout.

In a recent survey of more than 1,200 physicians, Medical Economics found that 68% of physicians interviewed felt burned out right now, and that 92% of physicians interviewed had felt burned out from practicing medicine at any point during their careers.

The team at Medical Economics followed up by asking health IT leaders how technology might help address the issue of physician burnout. One of the contributors was physician-leader Rich Parker, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Arcadia.

“Physician burnout is real and doctors are heading for the exits. The only way to combat this phenomenon is to make the practice of medicine more of a team sport and take work off the doctor’s plate. Information technology emerges as a bright spot to assist the team in creating a safety net for patients, improving the quality of care and setting the course for decreasing inappropriate medical utilization.” – Rich Parker, MD

To read all 14 ways that Health IT can decrease physician burnout, please visit Medical Economics.