Reinventing Medical Practice

In a survey of about 1,600 active neurologists, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) found that 60 percent experienced at least one symptom of burnout. A high number of neurology residents (73 percent) and fellows (55 percent) were also affected by burnout. With such a high rate of burnout among neurologists, the AAN began mitigation attempts at the individual, organizational and national levels at the same time as they measured burnout.

What neurologists are doing to combat high burnout

In a survey of about 1,600 active neurologists, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) found that 60 percent experienced at least one symptom of burnout. A high number of neurology residents (73 percent) and fellows (55 percent) were also affected by burnout. With such a high rate of burnout among neurologists, the AAN began mitigation attempts at the individual, organizational and national levels at the same time as they measured burnout.

AMA unveils playbook to speed digital health adoption

Digital tools such as wearables that offer new ways to improve care, enable lifestyle change and create efficiencies are skyrocketing in popularity. But physician practice integration of these kinds of tools sometimes falls short. The AMA’s Digital Health Implementation Playbook packages the key steps, best practices and resources to accelerate the adoption of these and other digital health innovations and helps physicians extend care beyond the exam room.

Small practice, less doctor burnout? 4 reasons that may be

3 keys to giving physicians more face time with patients

Physician burnout is expensive to an organization, contributing to direct costs of recruitment and replacement when physicians leave or reduce their clinical work hours. For an organization, the cost of physician burnout can range from $500,000 to more than $1 million per doctor. This estimate includes recruitment, sign-on bonuses, lost billings and onboarding costs for replacement physicians.

How much physician burnout is costing your organization

Every doctor you’ve admired has dealt with burnout

How the Cleveland Clinic overcame barriers to team-based care

Teamwork in medicine is key to preventing physician burnout and improving patient outcomes. Physicians and other health professionals can learn more about how addressing physician burnout begins with a healthy team through an AMA STEPS Forward™ module on creating a strong team culture.

Addressing physician burnout starts with a healthy team culture

Burned out? You’re not alone. Here’s how 2 doctors overcame it.

3 keys to prep your staff for success with team-based care