Geneia applauds HHS strategy to reduce administrative burden of EHRs and health IT


January 17, 2019


Geneia applauds HHS strategy to reduce administrative burden of EHRs and health IT
There’s a role for all in healthcare to improve the Physician Misery Index

Harrisburg, PA - Geneia, a healthcare analytic solutions and services company that is simplifying the evolution to value-based care, is proud to support the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.

“As much as we at Geneia believe there’s a role for all of us who work in healthcare, especially health IT companies, to help restore the Joy of Medicine to practicing physicians, the leadership and commitment of HHS is critical,” wrote Geneia President Heather Lavoie in a letter in support of the HHS strategy. “We applaud Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma for their leadership on the critical issue of remedying physician burnout and dissatisfaction.”

In July 2018, Geneia commissioned a nationwide survey of physicians. Among the most salient findings to the HHS effort are:

  • 80 percent of physicians say they are personally at risk for burnout at some point in their career
  • 89 percent say the “business and regulation of healthcare” has changed the practice of medicine for the worse. The intensity of agreement has increased over time; today, 57 percent strongly agree, up from 48 percent in 2015
  • 86 percent agree that “the heightened demand for data reporting to support quality metrics and the business-side of healthcare has diminished my joy in practicing medicine”
  • Despite increasing awareness of the pervasiveness of physician burnout, the nationwide Physician Misery Index has increased to 3.94 out of 5, since the January 2015 physician survey

Geneia has committed to measuring the satisfaction of physicians as a part of onboarding new clients for its analytics and insights platform, surveying physician users to gauge changes in sentiment and working with those doctors to remedy their technology and analytics pain points.

Additionally, Geneia has called on all health IT companies to involve physicians in the design and implementation of health technology products and to measure physician satisfaction. All health IT companies are invited to use the company’s nine-question physician survey to monitor physician satisfaction.

ABOUT GENEIA

Geneia LLC is a healthcare analytic solutions and services company that focuses on improving systems to support personalized, patient-centered care. We help clients improve outcomes, lower costs and restore the Joy of Medicine to physician practice. Our technology, education and training, insights and clinical services simplify the evolution to value-based care and drive alignment and collaboration among healthcare providers, health plans and employers. The company has offices in Harrisburg, PA and Manchester, NH. To learn more, visit Geneia.com (https://www.geneia.com) or connect with us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.