Anyone out there from PDX interested in starting a meetup? I’m a clinical psychologist and I think we need more mental health professionals in these conversation about humane tech. I have a specialty in physician wellness, and the physicians I see tell me that the greatest source of stress in their job is working with poorly designed electronic medical records (EMR) systems. They find the tech cumbersome, detrimental to quality patient care, and dehumanizing to work with. They tell me that it is one of the most significant contributors to physician burnout. There is something seriously wrong when our health care tools are harming the well-being of our health care providers.
Mental health professionals are at the front lines in dealing with the consequences of dehumanizing tech and we need more mental experts in these conversations. I think we have perspectives and expertise worth sharing. So, who in PDX would like to talk?