Nuance introduces Art of Medicine initiative with roundtable of physician leaders
Driven by a staggering number of recent studies pointing to increasing physician burnout and frustration with technology, Nuance today launched its “The Art of Medicine” initiative to support clinicians and their patients as they navigate the changes and challenges of today’s complex healthcare landscape. The initiative will comprise a series of engaging and educational programs and initially includes an eGuide and roundtable panel discussion with a number of distinguished healthcare professionals from Boston-area health systems, Harvard University and the American Medical Association. The first in a series of projects dedicated to supporting this mission, the panel features key clinical leaders discussing how healthcare technology needs to work better for physicians and ultimately, patients.
“Technology plays an integral role in moving healthcare toward a value-based system, but this digital transformation is also forcing physicians to spend more time interacting with software and less time with their patients,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Communications. “This important and timely endeavor is designed to help physicians better connect with patients and return to the art of medicine in a digital world.”
The Art of Medicine initiative will pursue a range of activities and programs to educate the industry about issues physicians face and raise awareness around several key tenets:
- Technology should enable physicians to be more involved and more connected to their patients instead of interfering with this relationship.
- Infrastructure that supports the different degrees of clinical and administrative expertise, creating a viable and cohesive team-based care model that truly supports efficient, quality patient care.
- No one knows more about the quality of patient care than physicians. They need a stronger voice in defining quality metrics and how these are measured and reported.
Boston Panel: What Needs to Change to Allow Doctors to Focus Back on the Patient?
Nuance will host a panel discussion on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Boston’s W Hotel to start the conversation. Panelists will addresses current physician frustrations with technology and discuss what needs to change to keep caregivers focused on patients and not data entry. The panel is free of charge, but space is limited. Register at www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/artofmedicine/index.htm#panel.
- John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Steven J. Stack, MD, emergency physician elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2006.
- Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR, Vice Chairman of Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, CMIO, Health Information and Integration at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Moderator: Dr. Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, CCS, CPE, Vice President of Physician Services, Nuance Communications
Art of Medicine in a Digital World
Available for download now, The Art of Medicine in a digital world eGuide features leading physicians who share their insights and experience in helping to re-shape clinical practice and healthcare technology to get physicians back to the patient. Articles highlight advice, next steps for physician survival and guidance for what health IT needs to drive toward in the future.
To learn more about Nuance’s commitment to helping physicians get back to the art of medicine or register for the panel discussion, please visit www.nuance.com/artofmedicine.