CHIMSS Event: Register Now for December 13, 2017

Addressing Physician Burnout: Improving Physician Resilience Within the EHR

Date:  December 13, 2017

Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Location:  UCHealth Bruce Schroffel Auditorium

12605 E 16th Ave.

Aurora, CO 80045


Event Information:

Physician burnout as it relates to EHR continues to rise. Please join us for this highly anticipated event as we bring together industry leaders from national and local organizations to discuss how healthcare organizations can address this challenge through promoting Personal Resilience, Practice Efficiency and developing a Culture of Wellness.


4pm - 5pm: Networking and Food

5pm - 6pm: Keynote: Christopher "Topher" Sharp, MD, CMIO, Stanford Healthcare

6pm - 6:45pm: Networking and Food

6:45 - 8pm: Panel Discussion, "The Three Components of Physician Wellness and Burnout"

CEU's Available: 2

Who Should Attend?

Addressing Physician Burnout and Improving Physician Resilience is a collaborative effort within all areas of Healthcare IT. How do we most effectively optimize our EHR? How do we as leaders create a Culture of Wellness for our Physicians within our organization? What are ideas on how to build better Practice Efficiency? What tools and resources are available to assist with building Personal Resilience? If you are interested in learning more about these topics, you will not want to miss this program.

Meet the Speakers and Panelists

Keynote: Christopher "Topher" Sharp, MD, CMIO Stanford Healthcare

Panel Moderator - Patrick J. Guffey, MD, CHIMSS Board President

Patrick is a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University of Colorado and the Associate Clinical Director of the anesthesiology department at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the IT clinical champion for perioperative services, and serves on numerous other IT committees at Children’s Colorado. Patrick’s research work centers on using clinical IT and the EMR to further healthcare quality and patient safety, and he has written many articles, abstracts, and lectures on the subject. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Chemical Engineering and an MD. He fulfilled his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco and his fellowship training was performed in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Colorado.

Panelist: Patrick Kneeland, MD, Executive Medical Director for Patient & Provider Experience, UCHealth

In his role, Patrick develops and promotes organizational strategies and improvement efforts that enhance patient and provider experience and engagement. Patrick also serves as Director of Quality, Safety, and Experience for the Hospital Medicine Group at University of Colorado Hospital and is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency (IHQSE). After completing residency in internal medicine at the University of California - San Francisco, Patrick completed a fellowship in Academic Hospital Medicine where he focused on transformation of clinical delivery systems and the role of culture in improving patient safety. He subsequently completed a health systems leadership fellowship through the Institute for Physician Leadership at the Center for the Health Professions in San Francisco, CA. He is a certified Patient Safety Officer.

Panelist: David Whitling, MD, CMIO Boulder Community Health

Dr. Whitling is a practicing emergency medicine physician and also serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Boulder Community Health.  He is board-certified in Clinical Informatics and has worked as a consultant for a major EHR vendor - participating in implementation and optimization events around the country.  He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.