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How Providers Can Keep Their Focus

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/12/20 3:44 PM

‘Less’ mindfulness can have more impact

It may be the biggest catch-22 in medicine. Providers understand they could improve their overall well-being if they took time to be more mindful about their daily routines. But many worry that setting aside the time to focus on themselves will cause them to fall still further behind, leading to additional stress that could undo the good that can come from mindfulness activities.

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Topics: Interoperability, Physician burnout, Scribe, Physician burnout treatment, combat burnout

4 Ways to Reduce Physician Burnout With eClinicalWorks

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/2/19 7:00 AM

Not all illnesses are visible. Physician burnout is a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of a sense of personal achievement. A 2019 report revealed that 44% of doctors are burned out.

In March 2018, there were 501,296 active physicians working in the United States. That’s more than half a million people who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of others. Just as important to the world of healthcare are the 234,000 licensed nurse practitioners and the 122,555 licensed physician assistants (as of 2017) who work tirelessly to keep people healthy.

Often, the constant time spent keeping patients healthy can affect a medical professional’s health.

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Topics: Physician burnout, work-life balance, combat burnout

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