Addressing Burnout

The AHA Physician Alliance strives to equip physician leaders with strategies to improve the health of clinicians and reduce administrative burden.

 

Be Well: Cultivating Resilience to Address Health and Well-Being

Cultivating Resilience to Address Health and Well-Being

The rapid pace of change in health care, from system redesign to new payment models to increased data reporting and electronic interoperability, has clinician attention divided among many competing priorities. All the while, the health care workforce itself is shifting and changing to reflect the growing diversity of the nation as well as needs and preferences of our communities. Clinician stress is associated with lower patient satisfaction, patient safety issues, overuse of resources and increased costs of care. Clinicians at the front lines of care, including primary, emergency and critical care, are especially vulnerable. Physicians with less control over their work environment and chaotic schedules and pace are more likely to report symptoms of burnout and it’s no wonder; primary drivers of burnout include regulatory and paperwork burden, deterioration of clinical autonomy, inefficient EHR design/interoperability and professional liability concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Be Well:  The Field in Action

The Field in Action

Successful strategies to address burnout and build resilience are multifaceted and target key drivers. Often, these strategies include inexpensive interventions sustainably implemented and supported by senior leadership. The Be Well: Field in Action highlights examples of the health care field in action.

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