Toxic Workplaces

Toxic Workplaces

Why do we tolerate toxic workplaces? Would patients be admitted, or people be allowed to come to work, in a hospital that had Legionnaire’s disease spreading through it’s HVAC system, or cryptosporidium in its water supply? When there is a unusual smell associated with headaches and nausea in a surgical unit or emergency department, do… Continue Reading

Hacking EHR Passwords

Hacking EHR Passwords

Do EHR passwords drive you to frustration? Have you figured out a good hack, or have you given up and gotten to the point that you don’t even notice them anymore? I had the honor of speaking to the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) this weekend, giving both a plenary session and 2 workshops.… Continue Reading

Eliminate frustrations to prevent physician burnout

Eliminate frustrations to prevent physician burnout

Does your work to reduce physician burnout include work to eliminate frustrations? This week I was working with a health system that is committed to reducing physician burnout. I had a number of meetings, including one with the medical group dyad leadership team. This team includes physician leaders and their administrative partners at the manager,… Continue Reading

Attention CFOs – Do You Know the Financial Impact of Burnout?

Attention CFOs - Do You Know the Financial Impact of Burnout?

As the CFO, are you aware of the financial impact of burnout? Can health care leaders afford to take actions preventing burnout in physicians?  Perhaps the better question to ask is, can they afford not to? The Mayo Clinic Experience of the Financial Impact of Burnout In a recent letter published in the Mayo Clinic… Continue Reading