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The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Physician Burnout

Posted: April 04, 2016
Published by Anthony Schuster, MD, MBA, CPE

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There are a variety of factors contributing to burnout amongst physicians. In recent years few things have created the fodder for spirited and intense hallway debates like EHRs. Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), patient portals, meaningful use, ICD-10, interoperability, telemedicine, data breaches, bring your own device (BYOD), and so on. The topics of EHRs and Healthcare information technology are way too broad to address in this short article. Engaging physicians on this matter is vital in our efforts to make healthcare a better place for physicians to practice and patients to receive care.
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Burnout Among Physicians In Training

Posted: March 28, 2016
Published by Rob Schreiner, MD

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A series of studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in December 2015 remind us that physician burnout can and does occur among our medical students, residents, and fellows. Feelings of emotional exhaustion, lack of impact, and depersonalization of patients and staff have been observed among physicians-in-training for decades. In a large meta-analysis, researchers found that 21-43% of residents manifested symptoms of depression, compared with rates of 10-20% among practicing physicians.
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Simulation Labs: Creating a Safe Space for Physicians to Practice

Posted: March 21, 2016
Published by Jason Ruda

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Physician burnout is increasingly prevalent in the medical community today. A contributing factor is that healthcare providers may feel their judgment and ability to provide quality care to their patients is constantly being challenged. A research report by the Rand Corporation, sponsored by the American Medical Association, reported, “When physicians perceived themselves as providing high-quality care or their practices as facilitating their delivery of such care, they reported better professional satisfaction.”
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Five Things Physicians Need to be Fully Engaged

Posted: March 14, 2016
Published by Rob Schreiner, MD

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For at least five years, it’s been fairly easy to find a well-done study to affirm the epidemic of physician burnout. Most recently, Dr. Shanafelt and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic surveyed 36,000 physicians using the gold standard instrument (Maslach Burnout Inventory), and found that 54% of physicians reported some degree of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or low level of accomplishment, compared with the general working population at 28% (Mayo Clin Proc Dec 2015).
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Physician Burnout and the Emergency Physician

Posted: March 07, 2016
Published by Dan Smith, MD, FACEP

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Studies examining the scope and magnitude of burnout reveal that Emergency Medicine is one of the specialties most heavily impacted1 by this professional ailment which likewise impacts other "front-line" specialties2. Why is this the case? The list might include unpredictability, patient volume, health safety net, flow impediments, electronic health records, physical and emotional challenges, shift work, lack of support and working conditions.
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