Reducing Physician Burnout
Physician burnout is a significant challenge in healthcare today. The root cause is not a lack of resilience among the physicians, but significant dysfunction in the clinical workplace. Physicians are left struggling to effectively connect with and care for their patients.
In this webinar, Dr. Paul DeChant discusses a five-step plan to reduce the drivers of burnout, focused on improving the management system, organizational culture, and clinical workflows in a way that reduces the drivers of burnout while empowering and aligning clinicians across the organization.
Dr. Paul DeChant joined Simpler Healthcare in 2014 as a physician executive with more than 25 years of clinical and management experience in all aspects of medical group governance, with an emphasis on quality improvement, strategic planning, financial growth, acquisitions and Lean workflow redesign. He is an authority on physician burnout, having co-authored the book, “Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine”, speaking internationally, and blogging regularly at http://www.pauldechantmd.com
From 2009 – 2014 he served as CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF), a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care. During his tenure with Sutter Health, Dr. DeChant also served as President of the Palomares Division of Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) and served 4 years as Chair of ACME, Sutter’s Administrative Council of Medical Executives. In those roles DeChant launched programs to drive quality and service improvements and cost reductions throughout the system. He has also held leadership roles at Geisinger Health System, High Country Health Care and Breckenridge Primary Care.
He has maintained a high level of civic contributions and community service throughout his career, including founding a free medical clinic for homeless shelter clients, developing a primary care education program and volunteerism in undeveloped countries.
Dr. DeChant graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Additional information from Dr. DeChant can be found on his website:
http://www.pauldechantmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NEJM-Catalyst-IBM-Watson-Health-Physician-Burnout-Roundtable.pdf for the NEJM Catalyst round table on physiciann burnout
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis
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Posted on Dec 10, 2018