While not unique to the healthcare field, burnout is a distinctly frequent and high-impact issue for clinicians. Clinician burnout is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion, personal detachment and a sense that work is meaningless. Family physician and safety expert Dr. Geoff Caplea describes the interrelated causes of burnout; how healthcare organizations and vendors can alleviate it; and what clinicians can do to advocate for their own health.
Two leaders of innovative health IT solutions discuss strengthening interoperability and improving experiences for clinicians and patients alike. Neil Farish (CEO/Founder Relaymed) and Angela Webster (CTO PatientLink) describe their journeys to developing their solutions and the resources and advice that were key to their success. Recorded at the Allscripts Developer Program Summit.
For clinicians, overwhelming task loads disrupt the work of caring for patients – patient experiences can suffer as a result. Shari Erickson, driver of the American College of Physicians “Patients Before Paperwork” initiative, discusses learnings and solutions she’s found in her work to help clinicians manage task loads and reconnect with patients. Share your own best practices and solutions at the ACP’s Patients Before Paperwork site, or find tools at the Physician Satisfaction and Professional Wellbeing page.