Preventing Physician Burnout – Current  Best Practices

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Preventing Physician Burnout – Current  Best Practices

In our work with the C-suite of healthcare organizations across the country, one question comes up consistently after our initial training delivery: “What can we do as an organization to take better care of our people?” It is the core question of an administrator that understands the Quadruple Aim.

Unfortunately these same leaders are often trapped in a subtle form of magic thinking. They hope my answer will provide them with a solution to the problem of burnout. That is never going to happen for one simple reason …

Burnout is not a problem. There is no solution.

This does not mean burnout cannot be addressed or that there is no way to take better care of the providers and staff.

The first step in the process is to call burnout by its true name.

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The Creative Destruction of Physician Burnout – a Four Step Path to Engagement

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The Creative Destruction of Physician Burnout – a Four Step Path to Engagement

By Dike Drummond MD

In this article we will demonstrate why the epidemic of physician burnout is the single largest negative influence on your organization’s culture, performance and profitability.

We will then show you a promising four part intervention that can lower burnout rates and create a culture of support and engagement.

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The prevalence of physician burnout

The prevalence of physician burnout has been exhaustively studied in all major specialties and in most first world nations over the last three decades. Here is a telling quote from one of the key researchers:

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Physician Engagement Missing Step - Podcast

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physician-burnout-physician-engagement-podcast-dike-drummond_optPatient and Physician Engagement are impossible when you miss this important first step - Podcast

Enrollment Precedes Engagement
 
Your patients and physicians will remain unengaged until you enroll them in the benefits of working with you. When physicians and patients understand What's In It For Me (WIIFM) and are clear that they want what you are proposing - when they are enrolled - only then will they engage and participate in their treatment plan or your practice improvement initiative. 

Here are the conversation tools you  need to enroll both patients and physicians effectively.

In this podcast interview I give you both a patient and physician enrollment scenario and the specific questions you ask to complete the enrollment process.


Tags: Physician Engagement, Physician Leadership

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Healthcare's new Age of Engagement - bold steps you can take now

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Healthcare is entering a new Golden Age of Engagement

Patient Engagement
Patient satisfaction and quality of care are built upon a new foundation of patient engagement. In this new age you will be compensated for the level of engagement you create with your patients.

Physician Engagement
As employed physicians become the majority in the United States, your organization will create a competitive advantage by building new levels of physician engagement with your providers.

In this article, I will show you the single most important skill clinicians and physician leaders must learn in order to thrive in the years ahead.

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The Quadruple Aim Blueprint White Paper Download
Four Steps to System-Wide Burnout Prevention
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Why the "Age of Engagement"?

For the first time financial incentives are aligning with your ability to Engage your patients and your people

In this New Age, failing to reach new levels of patient and physician engagement will hit you right in the pocket book in clearly visible ways for the first time

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Patient and Physician Engagement - the Missing Step

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Patient and Physician Engagement - the Missing Step

We are entering healthcare’s Age of Engagement- and something is missing.

In this article let me show you the missing link to patient and physician engagement. Understand this engagement blind spot, and you will immediately upgrade your effectiveness as a clinician and physician leader

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The Quadruple Aim Blueprint White Paper Download
Four Steps to System-Wide Burnout Prevention
Download your Free Copy Now
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Engagement definition:
The full and enthusiastic participation in a course of action.

Tags: Physician Engagement, Physician Leadership

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