Electronic health record (EHR) access logs are useful in quantifying the time providers spend interacting with these systems. In this retrospective review of EHR timestamps over a 1-year period including 144 pediatrics residents, we show timestamp data demonstrate variability by resident, rotation, time of day, and time of year. Quantification of resident interactions with the EHR could provide proxy outcomes for EHR interventions aimed at improving workflow for front line providers.

Learning Objective 1: Understand resident workload variability across domains as measured by EHR timestamps.

Learning Objective 2: Appreciate workflow patterns emerging from EHR timestamp data, as potential targets for EHR improvement.


Adam Dziorny (Presenter)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Evan Orenstein, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Robert Lindell, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nicole Hames, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Bimal Desai, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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