Aggregating Patient Data in an Ocean of Healthcare Information

According to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017, primary care physicians spend about 15 minutes with each patient, and what they cover is extensive—an average of six health concerns per visit. Now, with digital care delivery in the mix and the complications of a pandemic, burnout has become a major problem for physicians. So how can the industry make sure that technological advances help physicians make the best use of their time with the patient and look for the most important data points during each visit?

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Physician Sentiment Survey Provides Insight Into Burnout and Other Challenges

Burnout is one of the top challenges facing clinicians and other healthcare workers nationwide. In a September 2020 report published by The Physicians Foundation, 30% of more than 2,300 physicians surveyed cited feelings of hopelessness or having no purpose due to changes in their practices related to the coronavirus pandemic. Research published in September 2018 indicated that nearly half of physicians across the country were experiencing burnout symptoms.

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Processing Clinician Grief and Burnout During, and Outside of, a Pandemic

Clinician burnout as a whole did not originate during the pandemic. Stephanie Queen, senior vice president of clinical services and chief nursing officer of Air Methods, an air medical transport organization, began researching clinician grief and burnout as far back as 2004 to better help her colleagues—and herself—with the experience.

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4 Ways to Address Physician Burnout

Burnout is one of the top challenges facing physician and other healthcare workers nationwide. A report published in September by The Physicians Foundation found that the coronavirus pandemic has worsened physician burnout. Research published in September 2018 indicated that nearly half of physicians across the country were experiencing burnout symptoms.

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How to Support Clinicians Reluctant to Seek Support

In the roughly 10 years since EmPRO began offering emotional support tools, the company has recognized, perhaps paradoxically, that as an insurance company they’re able to provide a unique level of support to clinicians suffering from burnout and chronic stress.

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Mindfulness Program Decreases Burnout in Healthcare Workers, Study Finds

Burnout is one of the top challenges facing clinicians and other healthcare workers nationwide. In a report published in September 2020 by The Physicians Foundation, 30% of more than 2,300 physicians surveyed cited feelings of hopelessness or having no purpose due to changes in their practices related to the coronavirus pandemic. Research published in September 2018 indicates that nearly half of physicians across the country were experiencing burnout symptoms.

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3 Strategies for Combating Nurse Burnout During and After the Pandemic

Before the pandemic, departments were already struggling with staff shortages. In fact, according to an article published in 2018 in the American Journal of Medical Quality, the country is forecast to have a shortage of more than half a million registered nurses by 2030. Now, as the pandemic stretches on, a growing number of nurses are being exposed to the virus, requiring time away from work to quarantine.

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