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Recognizing How to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent the Causes of Physician Burnout at Sharp Rees-Stealy
October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Alissa Speziale, MD, FACG, Chief Wellness Officer, Elan Hekier, MD, CMIO, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, and Brent Steineckert, MD, Director – EHR, HIM, Patient Access, Sharp HealthCare. Learn how Sharp Rees-Stealy Physician leaders tackled the issues of burnout through a multi-pronged approach addressing EHR/technology, practice transformation, and workplace wellness. Understanding and quantifying the demands upon frontline physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) revealed the core issues that could be addressed to improve engagement and job satisfaction. Medical groups who have grown in recent years due to mergers/acquisitions will benefit from hearing strategies to retain the feeling of “connectedness” among physicians/APPs who may be geographically dispersed. The wellness team partnered with IT leadership to analyze, track, and improve the use of technology that has become omnipresent in the physician workday. Drs. Speziale, Hekier and Steineckert discuss what worked, what didn’t, and the advice they have for other health systems looking to eliminate burnout.