While the electronic health record is here to stay, it is often a prime source of frustration and burnout for physicians, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer. But the good news is physician practices and health systems might have more control over the EHR than originally thought. It’s time to learn what is under the control of a physician or health system and how to save hundreds of hours.
Patient advocates, researchers, policymakers and other experts in the medical field were named to the annual list of “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” set out by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). Sara Berg, AMA Senior News writer, reports on how these young leaders in health care have been on the front lines helping patients while keeping everyone educated, safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the most inclusive, accommodating and equitable time for women in the history of the U.S. medical profession. Yet for all the gains posted by women over the last three-plus decades, the playing field remains uneven. AMA senior news writer Timothy Smith shares a conversation with two preeminent women physicians who describe how they overcame the odds to become leaders in a male-dominated profession.
Poor staffing levels, excessive workloads, subpar management skills, stress and lack of autonomy are some of the factors that contribute to bullying in the workplace—including in medicine—according to a recent AMA report on the problem that pervades health care and how to stop it.
Today’s COVID-19 pandemic is less deadly than the influenza pandemic that ravaged the globe in 1918, though it’s more prolonged and has caused far greater economic damage. But there are lessons from 1918 that can help us navigate this global health crisis, writes Tanya Albert Henry, AMA Contributing News Writer.
In this success story, you’ll learn how a leadership development program at Novant Health dramatically improved physician engagement, reinvigorated organizational culture, and led to commitment to system-level change.
After a disappointingly slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., Americans are growing increasingly eager to receive a COVID-19 vaccine reports Senior News Writer Sara Berg. While struggles remain and states continue to navigate distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, physicians want patients to know what to expect when it is their turn.
COVID-19 has taken—and continues to take—a tremendous toll on physicians and other health professionals around the world, writes AMA Senior News Writer, Sara Berg. While physician burnout has been an ongoing problem in the medical community, the pandemic has, unsurprisingly, exacerbated the situation.
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The internet can be a powerful health care tool — giving patients access to their medical records and enabling direct communication with their providers. But it can also be a source of misinformation. Here, Provider Solutions & Development shares facts about medical misinformation, ways to address it with patients and how to combat it in your practice.
It’s time to restore joy in medicine. STEPS Forward Success Stories highlight real-world examples of ways to address the causes of burnout, covering topics such as implementing team-based care and strategies to instill a culture of well-being. Success Stories also look at EHR and Technology improvements, ways to address organizational culture patient physician experience and so much more.
For Dr. Steven Dailey, getting his black belt was just as important as where he’d be performing surgery. He is now building a thriving Orthopedics program in a small town hospital, with a jiu jitsu studio just down the street. Here, he shares how he worked with Provider Solutions & Development to narrow down his options and find a role where he would be fulfilled on the job, and off.
To understand and address vaccine hesitancy and the roots of medical mistrust among Black Americans, look to the U.S. Public Health Service Study at Tuskegee—but not as an isolated event, writes Andis Robeznieks, AMA Senior News Writer. Rather, it is one component of structural racism that requires structural solutions to overcome as the nation seeks to maximize COVID-19 vaccination to speed the pandemic's end.
Physician burnout has been defined as an occupational syndrome that is driven by the work environment. To reduce physician burnout and improve well-being, health systems and organizations must create a better work environment that aligns their commitments, leadership structures, policies, and actions with evidence-based and promising best practices, reports AMA senior news writer Sara Berg reporting on says a discussion paper published on the National Academy of Medicine website.
Sure, money and location are important when you’re deciding where to work next. But often it’s the intangibles that will tip the scales toward one particular opportunity. How innovative is the health system? What’s the work culture like? Here, we dive under the surface to explore how you can make sure you will really be happy in a new role.
Given the realities presented by COVID-19, physicians should proactively consider their best plan of action should their employer wish to modify their current employment arrangement, and/or if the current situation presents an opportunity to change or terminate the relationship in a manner beneficial to the employed physician.