Podcast S1 Ep4: Writing Notes & Physician Burnout
Welcome to the Eva Podcast where we discuss all things Health Information Technology (HIT) in relationship to running an independent out-patient medical practice. We also discuss the technological solutions we’ve created at EvaHealth to help support independent medical practices across the country. EvaHealth is a company focused on reimagining healthcare with better technological solutions that help medical practices and their patients thrive.
On today’s episode ‘Writing Notes & Physician Burnout’ we discuss our recent blog post ‘Writing Notes’. Charting, writing notes, writing scripts, referrals and dealing with prior authorizations are all logistical pain points for everyone in a medical practice, but especially for independent providers who are also balancing the responsibilities of owning their practice. Why are these tasks STILL daunting, and terribly time-consuming with so much technology at our fingertips?Unfortunately, most EHR’s were developed without input from clinical professionals so instead, these systems mimic the workflow of accountants and insurance administrators. That’s why their user interface is cumbersome, difficult to navigate and nearly impossible to customize. These systems cause providers to lose faith in their ability to balance patient care with timely documentation. So, instead of creating notes to maximize quality of care, providers provide documentation for reimbursement and risk management. Ultimately, the medical record becomes less and less valuable when executed for the wrong reasons. All this playing a major role in physician burnout and the breakdown of the provider patient relationship.
We needed a solution so we created Eva. Eva is a cloud-based solution for independent medical practices that’s designed around the doctor-patient relationship integrating note taking into the clinical workflow and transforming the experience into a collaborative effort that enables real shared decision-making.