Stop Physician Burnout - first, STOP Doing Stupid Stuff

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

To stop physician burnout in large healthcare organizations, here is a key EMR management principle - in Latin of course:

Primum Non Actio Stupidus

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A recent article in NEJM highlights two fundamental burnout prevention principles - Leaders and Managers, please listen up:
  • STOP making the doctors and nurses do stupid things

  • If you want to know what these stupid things are ... all you have to do is ask the doctors and nurses

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From our position in the trenches of the physician burnout epidemic, I can't state this strongly enough to senior healthcare leaders. 

Primum Non Actio Stupidus

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Work Life Balance for Physicians - How to Tip the Scales

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance is key to preventing Physician Burnout - but exactly HOW do you create balance in the first place?

Here are 2 Key Actions (and 3 Power Tools) to help you create more balance this week - Field Tested and Doctor Approved. 

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Tags: dike drummond md, Physician burnout, work life balance, work life balance for physicians, work life balance for doctors, work life balance tips, prevent physician burnout, boundary ritual, prevent burnout, bucket list, date night, scheduled spontaneity, physiican burnout prevention

The Difference: Time Off vs. Life Balance - 3 keys for vacations and holidays

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Life balance is more than just taking time off or going on vacation.

If it feels like you are drowning at work ... you need way more than a few breaths at the surface to give yourself any kind of meaningful recovery.

Here are three keys to using holidays and vacation to recharge yourself in ways that will make a big difference. These are keys to actually creating work-life balance. Use these to ensure you head back to work rejuvenated and in a better place than when you punched out


I've tested all of these in my own life and with hundreds of physician coaching clients. Now is the perfect time to try them out over this two week holiday season when you are almost certain to get at least a couple days off.

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1) Your Boundary Ritual 

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Tags: dike drummond md, Physician burnout, work life balance, work life balance for doctors, the happy md, prevent physician burnout, boundary ritual, smart phone addiction, quality time

9 Reasons Physicians Hate EMR - The 2013 RAND Study

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

9 Reasons Physicians Hate EMR - Findings from the 2013 RAND/AMA Physician Satisfaction Study

Hot off the Presses.
The results of the Physician Satisfaction Study sponsored by the RAND corporation and the AMA became available this week and all 152 pages are a treasure trove of information on how to lower stress, prevent physician burnout and create more satisfaction in your organization.

In short ... this is the Physician's "Love It/Hate It" list for the Clinical Practice of Medicine here in 2013

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Tags: Physician burnout, physician satisfaction, physician engagement, physician engagement and alignment, emr, electronic medical records, physician stress management, physician stress, dike drummond md, electronic medical record, ehr, emr implementation

Prevent Physician Burnout Interview on HuffPost Live

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Prevent Physician Burnout starting in Residency - HuffPost Live

Here is a recorded live interview with me and two senior residents on HuffPost Live.

  • Ishani Ganguli (Boston, MA) Resident Physician in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Preeti Kohli (Long Branch, NJ) Chief Resident of General Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center

We had a wide ranging discussion on

    • Impact of the recent resident work hour restrictions

    • How that has potentially changed residency culture

    • How residents now lie on their hours reporting so they can cherry pick cases

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Tags: dike drummond md, Physician burnout, the happy md, physician burnout podcast, resident burnout, burnout in residency, physician burnout audio, physician burnout interview

The Formula for Physician Engagement

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Formula for Physician Engagement 

The Quadruple Aim Blueprint - four steps to system-wide burnout prevention. Download your copy of this Free White Paper here

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Dear Physician Leader, Medical Director, CMO,

QUESTION:
How can you get your doctors actively engaged and participating
- without having to beg or threaten - and finally become the trusted leader you’ve always wanted to be?  

There is an invisible epidemic among your doctors that has a profoundly negative effect on the quality of care and patient satisfaction in your organization right now. It actively blocks the physicians ability to trust and follow your leadership. No matter how hard you work to engage them.

Are any of these true for you:

=> Does it feel like a never ending struggle to get doctors to do the leadership work it takes to stay competitive and keep the business profitable?

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Tags: dike drummond md, the happy md, physician coaching, physician coach, physician engagement, physician alignment, physician engagement formula, physician engagement coach, physician engagement and alignment, physician engagement consultant

How Physicians Decide to Become Doctors

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Tell us how and when you made decision to become a physician

In October of 2013 I asked this question to the 2000 doctors who were then subscribers to the HappyMD newsletter. This page houses their stories.

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Our eHealth Love Affair is Going To Kill People

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Our eHealth Love Affair is Going To Kill People

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Tags: the happy md, dike drummond md, healthcare technology, ehealth, mhealth, technology in healthcare, dangers of ehealth, healthcare cell phone apps

Physician Burnout Podcast on the Relentless Dentist Show

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Burnout Prevention Podcast on the "Relentless Dentist" show

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Tags: Physician burnout, physician burnout podcast, burnout, physician, dike drummond md, causes of physician burnout

Physician Wellness Retreat and the Float Plane Bucket List Dance [video]

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The 2013 Heart of the Healer Physician Wellness Retreat was an amazing time on Orcas Island over our four days together in September

We worked on our Ideal Life and Ideal Practice Descriptions and created BIG and Little Bucket Lists ... with yoga and meditation in the mornings and whale watching and mountain hiking in the afternoons. All in the best summer weather of the year.

Here is a video of the cherry on top of the whole experience - our Float Plane flight back to Civilization

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Tags: physician burnout prevention, physician wellness, dike drummond, physician wellness retreat, heart of the healer, dike drummond md, Physician burnout, float plane, bucket list dance

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