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Is Physician and Nurse Burnout Contagious?

Is burnout contagious? Is it communicated from one provider to another? Two different studies—on focusing on physicians and another on nurses—tried to answer that question and, not surprisingly, both came to same conclusion. Burnout is…
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Physician Burnout at Different Career Stages

Physician burnout is often discussed in broad terms as if it affects everyone equally. But research a few years ago indicates some significant differences based on a physician’s career stage. The study was conducted by a group of researchers…
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Comparing EHR Impact on Hospital-based and Office-based Physicians

A recent study compared the interactions of hospital-based physicians to EHRs to the perceptions of office-based physicians. After analyzing comments submitted in response to the 2014 Rhode Island Health Information Technology survey, here are…
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Hospital Medicine: Physician Burnout Roundup

Here are some of the latest stories on physician burnout: A simple but effective tip for physician leaders: Ask your patients what they want. Too often physicians are looking at computer screens instead of into the eyes of their patients,…
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Teamwork, Hospitalists and Hospital Medicine

Teamwork is one of the most important elements in hospital medicine. And yet, it continues to be one of the greatest challenges and roadblocks to improved patient outcomes. There are numerous reasons. First, hospitals are complex organizations,…
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Physician Burnout and Medicine as a Calling

Could physician satisfaction and burnout be tied to whether or not that person sees medicine as a calling? That was the question researchers wanted to answer – the degree to which seeing medicine as a calling is a bellwether of a physician’s…

Tomorrow's Hospital Leaders

As a card-carrying member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), I might be biased, but I’m continually impressed by the caliber of people who speak and attend SHM conferences. Our MedAptus team had a wonderful experience at the recent…