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With 25×5 initiative, AMIA sets sights on tackling clinical documentation burden


The American Medical Informatics Association this week announced next steps for AMIA 25×5, its multi-stakeholder effort to alleviate documentation burden for U.S. clinicians.

Funded by the National Library of Medicine, the 25×5 Symposium to Reduce Documentation Burden on U.S. Clinicians by 75% by 2025 was launched this past year by AMIA in partnership with Vanderbilt University and Columbia University.

In March, AMIA established a 25×5 Task Force, chaired by Columbia’s Sarah Rossetti, RN, with the university’s Kenrick Cato, RN, acting as the AMIA Board of Directors Liaison.

The 25×5 Task Force convenes more than 20 AMIA members divided into three separate workstreams, focused on providers, IT vendors and policy.

The goal is to reduce documentation burden for U.S. clinicians to 25% of its current state in the next five years – and optimize EHR and other health IT by implementing recommendations from the 25×5 Symposium and other public-private sector organizations.
The Symposium Summary Report spotlights strategies and approaches to reduce clinician documentation burden, identifies 82 prioritized action items across four themes: Accountability Evidence Matters Education and Training Innovation of Technology “I am proud to lead AMIA’s efforts in this critical initiative,” said Rossetti. “Working collectively […]

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