The Causes of Physician Burnout and How Continuous Improvement Can Help
Physician burnout seems commonplace in today’s complex healthcare system environment. Top frustrations among doctors include:
Loss of autonomy
Decreased control over practice environment
Insufficient use of time or administrative burden
If you want providers involved in continuous improvement efforts, you must address these three concerns.
Many organizations are experimenting with strategies to work closely with physicians in the improvement of the practice of medicine. We have resources designed to help you get started: our workshop, Designing the Plan to Engage Physicians in Lean Transformation, and book “Preventing Physician Burnout,” can help leaders address the cause of poor physician engagement in improvement efforts and create a customized plan for your organization.
Presentations from the 2017 Lean Healthcare Research Symposium Now Available
The Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) held its first Lean Healthcare Research Symposium on June 6 a s part of the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Palm Springs.
The symposium opened with a keynote from James Hereford, president and CEO at Fairview Health Services, entitled, “Lean works, but do we know why?” Other presentations described the mission and work of CLEAR, a health system’s Lean Leadership Development Program, a study of the implementation and impact of lean redesigns in primary care, a look at whether following lean principles is associated with better hospital performance, and studies of the impact of a standardized discharge process and using daily huddles.
Presenter information and the slide presentations are now available:
Two Graduate Programs Focus on Operational Excellence
Two leading academic institutions in the United States now offer graduate degree programs for healthcare leaders that focus on operational excellence. Supported by Catalysis Healthcare Value Network members, these programs are designed to equip current leaders and leaders of the future with the tools and thinking they need to help lead transformation at their organizations.