Physicians are under increasing demand to achieve the Clinical Trifecta of productivity, quality and satisfaction. As pressure for scaling efficiency mounts, a growing number of stakeholders are charged with keeping doctors compliant and productive. Each stakeholder is typically only with their task - their spreadsheet, graph, email query, documentation correction, ... Continue Reading about The Zero-Sum Medical Day
Physician Access and Time Creep
With the birth of Twitter some years ago physician activist Wes Fisher first described time creep (I'll add the link or the Tweet if someone can find it). That's the evolving ability to be reached that comes with new communication platforms. Time creep impacts everyone according to Jennifer Close in the New York Times: The new normal in work culture is for everyone ... Continue Reading about Physician Access and Time Creep
How Do We Restore Joy to the Practice of Medicine?
I see it every day. Physicians discouraged over the state of medicine feel that they are powerless over the forces changing health care. And it would appear that what I see represents a broader national trend. The results of a survey of over 400 full-time practicing physicians released this morning by Geneia show what physicians are thinking. Here are a few of the ... Continue Reading about How Do We Restore Joy to the Practice of Medicine?
Doctors and Secondhand Stress
This WSJ piece on Secondhand Stress is worth a peek. It profiles those fast talking, multitasking employees who pass their stress to those around them. Of course, I see the world through my own lens and all I could think of was doctors. The busy doctor is almost cliche. And patients are at risk for secondhand stress. "Rushing blocks thoughtful communication and ... Continue Reading about Doctors and Secondhand Stress