Innovation case study: UC Davis Physician
Efficiency Program yields big gains for
EHR satisfaction, quality of life
Participants have seen a 24 percent increase in efficiency,
and a reduction of "pajama time" by a median of 25 hours
Innovation can come in more forms that just technology -- and that's true even when IT plays a key role. Take the case of University of California Davis. Like many hospitals, UC Davis was struggling with physician burnout, a key issue in healthcare because, among other reasons, the ripple effect it causes affecting providers in terms of staffing, patient safety, quality and their system's bottom line. A leading cause cited for burnout is the much lamented EHR, which physicians have said leads to more work, more stress and less time with their patients.