Louis Dandurand, MD, Northwestern Medical Center

Louis Dandurand, MD, is an attending ED physician and ED software informaticist at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont. He works regular clinical ER shifts while he leads the physician informaticist team for MEDITECH Web implementation, and develops software for clinical use. Dr. Dandurand is board certified in emergency medicine and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, and his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
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How finding your champion is key to a successful implementation


 

We’ve all sat through meetings where important tasks are discussed, but when it comes time to delegate the work or follow-up afterward, things get lost in the shuffle. This is especially common for those of us working in a hectic Emergency Department.

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Topics: Physician, EHR, Nurse, Implementation

How to reduce burnout with a physician driven EHR design


It’s no secret that one of the biggest challenges for doctors in healthcare today is physician burnout. A study by the Mayo Clinic found that 54.4 percent of responding doctors reported having at least one symptom of burnout and The Physicians Foundation found that nearly half, 49 percent, of the doctors surveyed said they “often or always experience feelings of burnout.” EHRs can be a contributing factor to this. According to a 2017 study, on average, physicians spent only 50 percent of their time on face-to-face interaction with patients, committing the rest of their time and energy to “desktop medicine.”

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Topics: Physician, EHR, Productivity

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