9 Reasons Physicians Hate EMR - The 2013 RAND Study

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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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The Formula for Physician Engagement

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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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Employed Physicians Top Gripes

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Employed Physicians Top Four Gripes

Medscape published an article this week titled, “4 Top Complaints of Employed Doctors” and it was a very interesting read. Turns out the things employed physicians complain about are basically that they are employees!  Go Figure …

Let me lay out these employed physicians gripes for you with a little detail so you will see what I mean. I will finish this article with a solid way to address all of them. These gripes are basically a cry for effective Physician Leadership.

Although the numbers are not exact, these days about half of doctors are employed physicians, either by a hospital, a medical group or a larger healthcare system. That number is rising pretty rapidly as the industry consolidates to grab the bonus pools soon available to groups large enough to qualify as ACO’s.

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Physician Engagement? First Break All The Rules

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician engagement is a major healthcare industry buzz word these days – and a universal yearning for healthcare leaders

Now that organizations can get paid more for higher patient satisfaction scores, everyone is trying to solve the “mystery” of physician engagement among their providers.

Let me show you why physician engagement is not some mysterious black art and share some simple steps from a classic business book to create more physician engagement in any organization.

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Physician Wellness - How to tell if Your Group Cares

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Physician Wellness: 2 ways to tell if your group cares

The concept of physician wellness is meant to be an antidote to the physician burnout epidemic. Here are two ways to tell if your group cares.

With multiple surveys showing physician burnout at epidemic levels in all specialties (an average of one in three doctors are burned out on any given office day, some surveys show burnout rates as high as 87%) – many organizations are wondering how to support physician wellness in a meaningful way.

The pervasive negative effects of physician burnout on the quality of care your group provides should make physician wellness a top priority.

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