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Help shape a better healthcare environment for both patients and healthcare professionals. When you participate in this brief TrendBurden pulse survey, you provide insights that will help inform strategies to alleviate burden in the healthcare setting.

Our primary goal is to capture perceptions of excessive documentation burden across various healthcare disciplines frequently (e.g., every six months) to trend changes over time.

About the TrendBurden Pulse Survey

To advance the work of the AMIA 25x5 Initiative in reducing documentation burden, the AMIA 25x5 Task Force has developed a biannual National Pulse Survey on Excessive Documentation Burden for Health Professionals.


The TrendBurden survey is currently closed. The survey is conducted biannually and will be conducted again in the early fall. Please contact Katy Sidwell, AMIA VP Strategic Initiatives, with any questions or for more information.

Results will be presented at the 2024 AMIA Symposium.

This is the only national survey dedicated to assessing the perceived documentation burden among all healthcare workers, including MDs, RNs, PAs, NPs, PTs, OTs, PharmDs and other licensed and non-licensed staff, documenting patient care within the electronic health record.

The primary objective of this brief survey is to understand the levels of perceived excess documentation burden experienced by healthcare professionals across all disciplines. By gathering this information semi-annually, we aim to track trends and gain insights as technologies and documentation of patient-care processes change over time.

Survey insights will not only help us comprehend the current landscape but will also inform and empower stakeholders, policymakers, and healthcare organizations to implement strategies that alleviate burdens associated with documentation. By fostering a culture of continuous improvement and responsiveness to the needs of our healthcare workforce, we aspire to enhance the overall quality of patient care while prioritizing the mental and physical well-being of those dedicated to serving the health needs of our nation.

Participation in this survey is instrumental in shaping a healthcare environment that supports both excellence in patient care and the holistic well-being of all its health professionals.

Participation is voluntary and open to all health professionals across all clinical care settings. No identifiable information will be collected. There is no compensation for participation in this study. There are no anticipated additional costs to participants.

Columbia University IRB-AAAT4200. View IRB Approved Information Sheet.

*The AMIA 25x5 Task Force's TrendBurden Pulse Survey's closing date has been extended from April 26, 2024 to April 30, 2024.