University of California Technology Wellness Index: A Physician-Centered Framework to Assess Technologies’ Impact on Physician Well-Being

Keisuke Nakagawa, Peter M. Yellowlees

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Abstract

Technology is increasingly being incorporated into the everyday workflows of physicians. There are concerns that electronic medical records and other digital technologies will contribute to the growing epidemic of physician burnout. However, some technologies, such as telemedicine, have demonstrated positive effects on physician health by saving time, enhancing work-life balance, improving quality, and restoring more control and flexibility to their practices. Organizations often lack data to evaluate the impact of technologies on physician health. The University of California Technology Wellness Index is a framework that provides a fast, systematic, physician-centered method to assess the impact of technology on physician well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-681
Number of pages13
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Technology
Physicians
Workflow
Telemedicine
Electronic Health Records
Health
Organizations

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Electronic medical record
  • Health technology
  • Physician health
  • Physician well-being
  • Technology
  • Wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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