Electronic health records (EHRs) have reached record adoption levels across the United States, yet an unexpected and negative byproduct of this mandatory workflow component has created a variety of patient safety concerns, operational inefficiencies and physician burnout issues. The introduction of various technologies, such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and other digital health applications, have shown early promise to alleviate some of the burden from clinicians. However, the adoption of technologies is slow, and clinicians and patients continue to seek better care options in an industry that is challenged to change rapidly.
- Describe the common current clinical workflow associated with EHRs;
- Identify key challenges and patient safety concerns associated with EHRs; and
- Illustrate potential technology solutions to alleviate the inefficiencies or administrative burdens the EHR has created for clinicians.
April 21, 2020
1.5 AHIMA – Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
1.5 AAPC – Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
Alan Young, MD, MBA, PMP
Chief Medical Officer, GYANT
Dr. Alan Young is a physician executive with diverse clinical, corporate and entreprenuerial accomplishments. After completing a dual MD/MBA degree program at USC’s Keck School of Medicine & Marshall School of Business, Dr. Young obtained his medical license during his Orthopedic Surgery residency.
In his current role, Dr. Young scales artificial intelligence and natural language processing solutions across health systems to improve workflow efficiencies. He is the LA chapter leader of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, serves on the Steering Committee for ScaleLA and is the Southern California HIMSS CMIO Committee Chair and member of the national HIMSS Physician Committee, while advising health care digital startups and practicing medicine in his spare time.