Nursing workloads could use a fix

CMO Brief: Continuity and Patient Satisfaction

Last time, we began to talk about continuity of care and the lessons we as hospitalists may be able to learn from the outpatient world.  We’re going to continue to talk about the outpatient world to see what we glean from it today, focusing…

CMO Brief: Continuity of Care

Awhile back, I wrote about hospitalists truly being PCPs in the hospital by improving long-term continuity of care in the hospital setting.  Let’s explore that a little bit more. While there is not much data on long-term continuity of…
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Team-based Care and Physician Burnout

Can high-quality, team-based care be one of the solutions for clinician burnout? That’s what a group of researchers wanted to understand in a recent review of the literature. While they found that the relationship is not as well-defined…

Physician Burnout and Unsafe Patient Care

Is physician burnout associated with low-quality, unsafe patient care? In a meta-analysis of 47 studies on 42,473 physicians, researchers found that physicians with burnout were twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents.…
Physician burnout survey continues to show it's a major problem in healthcare

Physician Burnout in a Single Health System

While physician burnout continues to be seen throughout healthcare, a group of researchers wanted to evaluate its impact and prevalence within a single health system. Relying on data collected from the Cleveland Clinic, researchers Amy Windover,…
Physician burnout survey continues to show it's a major problem in healthcare

9 Insights from the Latest Physician Burnout Survey

The latest Medscape physician burnout survey, which was distributed to more than 15,000 physicians, has some been released the results are sobering. Here are nine insights from the latest survey. FOUR OUT OF TEN PHYSICIANS ARE EXPERIENCING…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Improving Patient Assignments

Hospitals continue to make great strides in using technology to improve clinical operations and outcomes. Automated disinfection systems to eliminate harmful microorganisms. Telehealth to make healthcare more accessible, especially to people…
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The Joy of Medicine

Nearly 20 years ago colleagues at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) used the term “healthy workplaces” to describe a positive and productive healthcare environment. Since that time, numerous studies have sought to evaluate…
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The True Cost of Physician Burnout

By the acknowledgement of just about everyone in healthcare, physician burnout has become a significant problem. But what is the cost of that problem for hospitals and is there justification for spending money on fixing it? Those were the…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Errors and Omissions: How Healthcare and Aviation Compare

If there’s one common trait aviation and healthcare share, it’s the notion that both are expected to function without error. We expect pilots and the planes they fly to operate flawlessly, to get us safely to our intended destination. The…