What Practical Steps Involving Technology can be Taken to Mitigate Burnout?

Express Talk | Plenary Session

April 15, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT

Three academic past presidents of ATA, all physicians with differing specialty expertise (Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Pulmonary/Critical Care), will present their perspectives on how the use of telemedicine technologies and workflows can improve clinician resilience and reduce burnout and what their respective institutions are doing to improve provider wellness. They will describe how this then improves the quality of care for all their patients, especially in environments where virtual health technologies are integrated into traditional health systems.


  • Ron Poropatich, MD, Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Peter Yellowlees, MD, Professor and Chief Wellness Officer, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry
  • Rahul Parikh, MD, Physician, Pediatrics Walnut Creek Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente
  • Deanna Larson, CEO, Avera eCARE

This is part 5 of a 5-part series.

Part 1 – Overview of Physician Wellbeing
Part 2 – Pediatrics, Technology and Clinician Wellbeing
Part 3 – The Role of Technology in the Military, and its Impact on Provider Wellbeing
Part 4 – Hear from Kaiser Permanente and How They Address Burnout and Wellbeing